Colleton County Fire-Rescue

March 2015

29/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A large outdoor building was destroyed and two cars damaged in an evening fire at 67 Hetrick Lane in the Neyles Community Sunday 29-March. At 20:28, Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident and had units on scene within minutes from Station 12 located about two blocks from the scene. The small building was fully involved and endangering a nearby mobile home. Click here for more information.
CCFR will be hosting an 1152 - Fundamentals of Firefighting Course beginning Monday, April 6, 2015.  Any CCFR personnel who have not taken 1152 should contact the training division at 538-6849 to register.

26/March/2015 – MVC with Traumatic Injuries – “C” Shift

A 42 year old man suffered critical injuries following a motorcycle MVC in the 5400 block of Pearce Road north of Cottageville at 02:10, 26-March. A motorist called 9-1-1 reporting that he found the man lying in the middle of the road. A motorcycle was found near the man. Medic 9 arrived to find the man unconscious lying in the middle of the roadway. It appeared the motorcycle had struck a deer. He suffered critical traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

25/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “C” shift

A residence at 405 Lakeshore Drive suffered moderate damage from a fire in a bedroom, Wednesday afternoon 25-March at 18:38. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves of the single family dwelling. Firefighter-Paramedics made entry through the front door with one handline and encountered heavy smoke and heat conditions inside the structure. They made their way to the back of the home and quickly extinguished the fire in the back bedroom. Click here for more information.

25/March/2015 – Prom DUI Demo at High School

Fire-Rescue was one of several agencies who participated in a motor vehicle accident demonstration at Colleton County High School Wednesday morning 25-March at 10:00. The demo was held in the parking lot next to the stadium and was organized by the students to drive home the message about alcohol use while driving and the need to wear seat belts. Click here for more information.

23/March/2015 – MCI School Bus Accident – “C” Shift

Thirty One patients were treated at Colleton Medical Center after a loaded school bus over-turned in the 1100 block of St. Peters Road Monday morning 23-March. At 07:11, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the location for a reported over-turned school bus with entrapment. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a large crowd in the roadway and a school bus laying on the passenger side in the ditch. A quick survey of the scene revealed that everyone was off of the bus. Click here for more information.

22/March/2015 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift

A 27 year old Colleton County man lost his life due to injuries received in a single car crash on I-95 near the 47 mile marker northbound. He was the driver of a Volvo station wagon that left the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck several trees in the median. Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the location on Sunday afternoon 22-March at 18:12. Units arrived the find the car in the wooded median with heavy damage to the driver’s side. Click here for more information.

21/March/2015 - High Speed MVC - “B” Shift

A high speed tractor trailer MVC sent a 50 year old male to Colleton Medical Center Saturday morning 21-March at 08:55. The southbound tractor trailer left the roadway on I-95 near the 64 mile marker and entered the woods on the right shoulder causing heavy damage to the truck. The vehicle struck several pine trees, breaking them off. The entire load of milk was ejected through the front of the trailer littering the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived the find the cab covered with trees. Click here for more information.

20 and 21 March - Safe Kids Fair – “A” and “B” shifts

The annual Safe Kids Safety Fair was held at the National Guard Armory Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00. All third grade students were brought to the fair on Friday morning to rotate through the exhibits. The event is sponsored by the Safe Kids Coalition from Colleton Medical Center. Displays included, Colleton County Fire-Rescue, Colleton Medical Center... click here for more information.

19 & 20/March/2015 – Moped Accidents with a Fatality – “C”&”A” Shifts

One man died and another was critically injured in separated motor vehicle collisions involving mopeds Thursday and Friday. A 62 year old Green Pond man died Friday from injuries he sustained Thursday afternoon 19-March. At 14:19, Fire-Rescue was notified of a Moped that was struck by a car on ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy. 17) at Wood Road. Station 6 is located one block from the scene and arrived one minute later. Click here for more information.

18/March/2015 - Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment - "B" Shift

A two car motor vehicle collision left four people injured and one trapped on Robertson Blvd at Rivers Street on Wednesday, 15-March at 17:11.  Initial reports indicated that the driver of one of the vehicles was trapped.  Engine 1 arrived to find two vehicles, both with heavy damage, approximately 100 yards from each other.  The driver of one of the vehicles was trapped.  Click here for more information.

15/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

One firefighter was injured and a residential dwelling destroyed Sunday morning 15-March. At 01:15, Fire-Rescue was notified of a reported explosion and house fire at 461 Three Mile Road, north of Walterboro. Engine 19 arrived to the rural dirt road minutes later to find the single story wood frame dwelling fully involved. Click here for more information.

14/March/2015 – SEFS Cooking Completion

Colleton County Fire Rescue participated in the South Carolina Fire Academy’s “Southeastern Fire School Smoke and Fire – Cook Off”. Teams were judged on two categories, Pulled Pork and Chili. Teams began cooking at 08:00 to be judged at 16:30.  Ten teams registered but because of poor weather only five teams participated in the competition. Click here for more information.

13/March/2015 – Equipment Fire – “B” Shift

A routine fire alarm escalated to a structural response at 150 Cougar Nation Drive, Colleton County High School, Friday evening 13-March. At 22:08 during a heavy thunderstorm, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the 325,000 sq.ft. main facility for a fire alarm activation. When Engine 19 arrived, they were flagged down by a school official at the gym entrance and advised there was smoke in the building... click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue has compiled a great deal of information for the public on Heart Attack and Stroke, the signs and symptoms of each, and other helpful links.  Click
here to view the information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will conduct a CPR class at Station 19 on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 08:00.  If you are interested in attending the class, please contact the training division at (843) 538-6849.

11/March/2015 – MVC with Overturned Vehicle – “A” Shift

A two car collision injured five people, resulting in three being transported to Colleton Medical Center, Wednesday afternoon 11-March. At 15:15, Fire-Rescue was sent to the intersection of Sidneys Road and Thunderbolt Drive. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped and several children were injured. Click here for more information.

10/March/2015 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

A single car accident in the 4400 block of Ruffin Road sent a 53 year old woman to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon 10-March at 16:50. Witnesses noted the Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Truck was traveling east on Ruffin Road when it dropped off of the right shoulder. Click here for more information.

07/March/2015 – Emergency Services Softball Tournament

The Fourth Annual Emergency Services Softball Tournament was held Saturday, 07-March-2015 at the Colleton County Recreation Center.  The tournament, saw eight teams play through a beautiful day, especially compared to last year’s 108 degrees. The tournament began at 09:00 and ran through Saturday afternoon.  Click here for more information.

06/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Firefighters saved a home at 347 Gobbler Circle Friday afternoon 06-March. At 13:50, Fire Rescue was sent to the residence after receiving calls of smoke and flames coming from the roof of the home. Engine 6 arrived to find fire visible from the side of the structure. Firefighter-Paramedics made entry with one 1-3/4 handline and contained the fire in the kitchen. Click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will conduct pre-employment testing on May 6 - 8, 2015.  If you are interested in joining our team either full-time or part-time, click
here for more information.

03/March/2013 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift 

One person died and three others were injured in a three vehicle accident on Augusta Highway (SC Hwy 61) at the Colleton-Dorchester County Line Tuesday morning 03-March. At 08:08, Fire-Rescue was notified by Dorchester County of the accident east of Peirce Road. Initial information noted one adult was trapped, two other adults and a child were injured. Click here for more information.

03/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

An early morning fire at 2529 Penial Road heavily damaged a singlewide mobile home Tuesday morning 03-March. At 02:37, Fire-Rescue units arrived to find the residence well involved. The roof in the center of the building had already collapsed before units arrived. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to combat the flames and stopped the spread of the fire... click here for more information.

02/March/2015 – Stabbing Incident – “A” Shift

An adult male was stabbed in the neck during an altercation in the 200 block of Thompson Street Monday afternoon 02-March. At 17:41, Walterboro Police and Fire-Rescue were sent to a residence in the 200 block of Thompson Street for two injured people. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find an adult male in the front yard with a screw driver impaled in his neck. Click here for more information.
Bloodwork and TB Injections for annual fire brigade clearances began this morning.  See the department calendar for a complete list of blood work and TB Injection sites and times.  Click
here to see the list of pre-scheduled physicals by date and time for each person who has registered.

02-March-2015 – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Forest Hills Elementary School

For the fourth year, Forest Hills Elementary School held a Dr. Seuss Day, where Fire-Rescue read Dr. Seuss’ “Cat in the Hat” to the children.  The event was held to celebrate the author, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday and to encourage reading. Geisel was a poet, writer and cartoonist, who wrote many children’s books under the name Dr. Seuss.  Click here for more information.

3/2/2015- Relay for Life Team

Fire-Rescue’s Relay for Life Team is seeking team members and Donations. Any CCFR employee or their family members who want to become a team member can click on the link and become one.  The Team is also selling Tee Shirts to help with fund raising for the event. Click here for more information.

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