Colleton County Fire-Rescue

January 2020

30/January/2020 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

A 55 year old Ruffin man died from injuries received in a single car MVC in the 300 block of Sunrise Road in the Town of Smoaks, Thursday afternoon 30-January. At 12:17, 9-1-1 was notified of the Red Ford Pickup that left the roadway and struck several trees. The truck received heavy damage and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He was the only occupant in the truck and received multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics stationed in Smoaks arrived minutes later and quickly began treating the man. Click here for more information.
We offer condolences to Firefighter-Paramedic Mike Bascom and his family. Mike’s sister, Rhonda Bascom Pierce, passed away suddenly at her home this week. Allen Funeral Home in Ridgeland will be handling the arrangements. Visitation is scheduled from 17:00 to 19:00 Friday 31-January and the Funeral will be held Saturday at the Ridgeland High School Gym. More information regarding the services will be posted later. Refer to the Allen Funeral Home website Please remember Mike and his family in your prayers.

27/January/2020 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A family of four was displaced following a fire that heavily damaged their home at 63 Conway Street Monday morning 27-January at 01:12. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived within minutes and found flames coming from the windows on one end of the doublewide mobile home and from the roof. The two adults and two children in the home were accounted for and did not report any injuries. Crews deployed two hand lines from Engine 26 and quickly knocked down the fire which was contained to the area of the kitchen just off of the front door. Click here for more information.

26/January/2020 – Man jumped from Train – “A” Shift

At 21:37, Sunday evening 26-January, Fire-Rescue units and Sheriff’s Deputies were sent the area of Wiess Lane at the railroad tracks north of the Green Pond Community. CSX Authorities notified Colleton 9-1-1 that a male passenger on an Amtrak Train had reportedly jumped off of the train in Colleton County between there and the Edisto River. Emergency personnel began searching the area as CSX called back and reported another train reported seeing a shoe between the tracks near Hope Plantation Lane in Jacksonboro. Click here for more information.

24/January/2020 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A Jacksonboro family of four was displaced following a fire in their mobile home Friday morning 24-January at 10:57. The occupant advised he was cooking and stepped away from the kitchen. He heard his granddaughter crying in the front of the home and upon returning through the kitchen found the blaze near the stove and the wall behind the stove. He picked up the girl and both safely exited the home. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived six minutes later to find heavy fire conditions with flames coming from the front door and windows in the center of the singlewide mobile home. Click here for more information.

1/25/2020- We offer condolences to Firefighter-Paramedic Charlie Jones and his family on the loss of his grandmother, Sarah Harriett Causey Jones. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 26-Jnauary at 15:00, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Highway 57 South, Dillon SC 29536. Please keep the Jones family in your prayers.  

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16/January/2020 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A residential dwelling suffered heavy fire damage Thursday afternoon 16-January at 15:39. Engine 2 arrived three minutes after the dispatch to find heavy smoke conditions and flames coming from the front and rear of the singlewide mobile home. The structure had a roof addition and front addition. Crews deployed several handlines to combat the fire. They had most of the fire contained within 15 minutes, however units were on the scene for three hours performing overhaul. Click here for more information.

16-17/January/2020 – Active Shooter & Bleeding Control Training             

Fire-Rescue personnel conducted Active Shooter and Bleeding Control Training Sessions for all County Employees during four sessions held at Council Chambers Thursday and Friday 16 & 17 January. The training aims to educate the employees on survival techniques and how to react during an active shooter incident. The class also teaches the employees, who may be the first people on the scene, how to properly manage bleeding injuries to possibly save the life of a victim. Click here for more information.

15/January/2020 – Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC – “B” Shift

An adult male died from injuries he received after being struck by a pickup truck on dark rural section of Ruffin Road Wednesday evening 15-January at 18:41. A witness reported to Law Enforcement that the man was walking in the east bound lane of Ruffin Road just before Greenville Road when he was struck by the eastbound truck. The man was thrown to the shoulder of the road. Bystanders called 9-1-1 and a private ambulance from Columbia drove up on the accident. Click here for more information.

11/January/2020 – MVC with ejection – “A” Shift

A 32 year old White Hall man was severely injured in a single car MVC in the 900 block of Peuifory Road Saturday evening 11-Janaury at 22:01. His vehicle was traveling north on Peuifory Rd when it dropped off of the pavement in a curve. The driver overcorrected, entered the southbound ditch where it struck several trees. The Buick Century spun backwards and struck several more trees before it was propelled into the ditch on the northbound side of the road. The driver was ejected from the car and was found lying in the middle of the roadway. Several residents heard the crash and found the man unconscious. Click here for more information.
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08/January/2020 – Mutual Aid Structure Fire – “A” Shift

At 08:22, Wednesday morning 08-January, Hampton County Fire-Rescue requested personnel to assist with a commercial structure fire at 20 Main Street in the Town of Brunson. Colleton County sent 10 firefighters on the initial request. Approximately an hour later they requested five Tenders to aid in water supply. The requested apparatus was dispatched. Colleton crews joined Hampton County firefighters and Departments from Allendale, Beaufort and Jasper Counties in gaining control of the fire. The business was a commercial laundry and the approx. 15,000 sq. ft. building contained pallets of burning sheets and towels. The business suffered substantial damage. Click here for more information.

07/January/2020 – MVC with Fire – “B” Shift

A Mack log truck and a Kenworth flatbed truck collided on Sunrise Road (SC Hwy 217) near Yamacraw Dr Tuesday morning 07-January at 07:08. The southbound Kenworth crossed the center line and sideswiped the north bound log truck causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The log truck drove off of the road into the ditch in an attempt to avoid the collision. Shortly after impact, the Kenworth, which came to rest upright in the northbound lane, caught fire. Click here for more information.

01/January/2020 – Fatal Hunting Accident – “C” Shift 

At 14:35, 01-Janaury Fire-Rescue and Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the 1600 block of Barracada Road for a reported hunting accident. While units were responding, Dispatch advised their were two victims. An additional ambulance was assigned to the incident and two medical helicopters were placed on standby. Initial arriving units met with a man on a dirt path that lead them into the woods along a power line right of way. After approx. 3/10 of a mile the path became impassable to vehicles. Click here for more information.

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