Colleton County Fire-Rescue

November 2018

27/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A Green Pond Home was heavily damaged in a morning fire Tuesday 27-November. At 09:11, a passerby notified 9-1-1 Operators that the residence located at 1332 Magwood Bryant Road was on fire. Station #6’s crew arrived a short time later to find the singlewide mobile home about half involved in fire. The northern end of the structure had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and made entry through the front door. They had the fire knocked down in about 15 minutes and remained on the scene performing overhaul for two hours. Click here for more information.

26-November-2017 – Decorating the Courthouse

Colleton Firefighters assisted Clerk of Court Pat Grant with decorating the Courthouse for the upcoming Christmas holidays Monday morning 26-November. Stations #1 and #26 along with Logistics, Training, the Fire Marshal’s Office and Admin assisted. It took about an hour to hang all the decorations. Click here for more information.

23/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift 

At 14:03 Friday 23-November, a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from a residence at 364 Mars Old Field Ln. Engine 9 arrived minutes later to find a doublewide mobile home with heavy fire and smoke visible from the front and rear of the structure. The roof had already partially collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire. In addition to the heavy fire conditions inside the residence, the fire had also burned through the floor and was burning under the home as well. Click here for more information.

22/November/2018 – Thanksgiving Dinner for on-duty responders

The Firefighter-Paramedics serving on Thanksgiving Day may have been away from their families on the holiday, but they still enjoyed a full Thanksgiving meal together at Station # 19 on Thunderbolt Drive. The “C” Shift crews and the C.A.R.E. Flight crew worked together preparing the meal and desserts. The crews throughout the county rotated in to Station # 19 to eat, while the Fire and Medic units were shifted around the county to provide coverage. Everyone enjoyed the meal and reflected on the many things they are grateful for on this day of Thanksgiving.  Click here for more information.

22/November/2018 – Mutual Aid MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

Medic 7 responded as mutual aid for Bamberg County EMS for a 18 yr old that struck a tree while riding a motorcycle in the 15500 block of Hunters Chapel Road Thursday morning 22-November at 11:05. The teenager received multiple traumatic injuries including a life threatening head injury. He was treated at the scene then transported to the Carter’s Ford Baptist Church to meet with the Med-Trans Meducare Helicopter. The patient was RSI’ed prior to being flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Bamberg County Fire units and Colleton County Unit 25 set up the Landing Zone. Click here for more information.

20/November/2018 – Multi-vehicle MVC – “A” Shift

A multi-vehicle accident occurred in the 11300 block of Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) just south of Canadys Crossroads at 21:05 Tuesday evening 20-November. Two passenger cars and a small SUV collided with two vehicles hitting head-on in heavy holiday traffic. The entire highway was blocked by the cars and debris. Two local men were injured in separate vehicles, while a Florida family of three, including a seven year old boy, were hurt in the third car. Click here for more information.

20/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

At 18:02 Tuesday evening 20-November, a passerby reported seeing flames coming from a home in the 2800 block of Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A). Engine 1, arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of a single story residential structure. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building and forced entry through the front door. Crews quickly knocked down the fire in the front rooms saving the building. The interior suffered heavy fire damage. Click here for more information.

18/November/2018 – MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

Five people were injured in a two car collision at the intersection of August Hwy (SC Hwy 61) and Peirce Road Sunday evening 18-November at 18:19. The collision resulted in a Lexus sliding down an embankment on the northbound side of the highway and a Chevrolet Avalanche sliding down an embankment on the southbound side of the road. Both vehicles also struck trees. The front seat passenger of the Avalanche was trapped in the wreckage. Due to the number of the people injured, three additional Fire-Rescue Ambulances were sent to the scene to assist Medic 9. Click here for more information.

16/November/2018 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 17 year old female miraculously survived a high speed MVC in the 600 block of Ritter Road Friday afternoon 16-November. The accident was reported at 16:13. The east bound Ford Explorer left the roadway on the west bound side of the road and struck a tree causing massive damage to the small SUV. The driver’s side “A” post was pushed against the “B” post trapping the young driver in the wreckage between the dash and seat. She was wearing a seatbelt, which contributed to saving her life. With only a few inches of space inside the car, the patient suffered life threatening multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

13/November/2018 – Fatal Auto vs Pedestrian MVC – “C” Shift 

An adult male died from injuries he received after being struck by a car in the 4200 block of Charleston Hwy Tuesday evening 13-November. Witnesses advised the man was walking in the middle of the highway near the Shiners Club during heavy rains. The man, who was wearing dark clothing, was struck by a west bound Toyota RAV4. The passenger car suffered moderate damage in the collision. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later and found the man lying unresponsive on the shoulder of the road. Click here for more information.

11/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A residential structure was destroyed in an early morning fire that occurred Sunday morning 11-November at 01:49. The home was located  at 318 Hanahan Lane at Bennetts Point. There was some delay in reporting the fire. The caller, who was using a cell phone, advised firefighters that he first reached the Beaufort County 9-1-1 Center and was transferred to the Charleston County 9-1-1 Center before reaching Colleton’s 9-1-1 Center. Click here for more information.

10/November/2018 – Auto vs Pedestrian – “ C” Shift

A single car MVC occurred in the 4300 block of Jefferies Hwy. Saturday evening 10-November at 23:48. An east bound Crown Victoria on Winchester Driver failed to stop at Jefferies Highway, crossed the four lanes and entered the ditch. The car came to rest upright after striking a tree. The adult male driver exited the vehicle and made his way back up on to Jefferies Highway where he attempted to flag down a vehicle on the dark highway. The man was struck by a northbound car. Click here for more information.
08/November/2018 - Stop The Bleed Training 

Fire-Rescue continued with its Bleeding Control (BCON) training in conjunction with the Colleton County School District.  Training was conducted at Colleton County High School on the afternoon of November 8, 2018.  Over 75 teachers, administrators, and staff participated in the training and learned basic bleeding control techniques.  Click here for more information.

03/November/2018 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 39 year old man suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by two vehicles in the 1900 block of Bells Hwy near the Super 8 Motel, Friday evening 2-November at 19:05. According to witnesses, the man was riding a bicycle and entered the east bound travel lanes. He was struck by an east bound car, fell from the bike and was run over by a second vehicle. Bystanders provided aid until Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a few minutes later. Fire-Rescue found the man unconscious in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.
11/2/2018- Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:00 AM at which time you should set your clocks back one hour.  Colleton County Fire-Rescue would like to remind you that when you change your clocks, you should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire.  House fires kill an average of seven people every day.  Thirty seconds and nine volts can save your life!  Change your clocks, change your batteries.

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