Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/May/2020 – Explosive Device – “C” Shift

Incident # 20-03342 – A construction crew performing work at the Lowcountry Regional Airport, dug up an unexploded ordnance believed to be an 81mm mortar Thursday afternoon 21-May. Sheriff’s Deputies and Fire-Rescue units responded to the property and stood by until bomb technicians from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit arrived. Bomb Techs examined the device and checked it thoroughly before securing the mortar and safely removing it from the location. No one was injured during the operation. The Airport property was a military air base used by the US Army Air Corps during World War 2. It was used as a training facility for bomber and fighter pilots. The famous Tuskegee Airman were stationed here. The facility housed German prisoners of War and was one of the largest camouflage school in the US.  

Engine 19, Tender 19, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 responded.