Colleton County Fire-Rescue

October 2020

30-October-2020 / Fatal MVC with Double Entrapment / "C" Shift

I-95 southbound near the 46 mile marker, south of the rest area, was blocked for several hours after two trucks collided Friday morning 30-October. At 06:16, 9-1-1 received several reports of the accident. Witnesses reported a southbound tractor trailer collided with a southbound box style truck. The collision caused the box style truck to overturn on the right shoulder. The roof came off of the loaded truck spilling the contents around the accident scene. The driver was trapped in the overturned truck. The tractor trailer went off into the wooded median, struck several trees and caught fire. Click here for more information.
20/21-October-2020 - Decon Training 

Fire-Rescue conducted decon training in conjunction with Colleton Medical Center staff to review the Hospital's Decon and HazMat protection equipment. Two sessions were conducted Tuesday 20-October and Wednesday 21-October in the rear parking lot and key hospital personnel were involved in setting up the Hospital's inflatable dual line Decontamination Tent. A brief overview of a Decon Line, Hot, Warm and Cold Zones, flow paths for patients and the proper use of respiratory equipment were also covered. Both sessions lasted about an hour. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Smart and Firefighter/EMT Shane Weber for being promoted to the rank of Engineer.  To obtain the rank of Engineer, both had to obtain many pre-requisite courses and pass an arduous written and practical examination.  Engineer/Paramedic Smart is assigned to B-Shift and Engineer/EMT Weber is assigned to A-shift.
18/October/2020 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

A suspicious fire destroyed a double wide mobile home in the 11500 block of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) Sunday evening 18-October. 9-1-1 received several reports of the fire at 22:56 advising the home was fully involved. Engine 26 arrived approx.10 minutes later to find the residence almost completely destroyed. The roof and most of the walls had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the flames. They had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 10 minutes, but remained on scene performing overhaul for three hours. Water supply was handled with Tenders. Click here for more information.
16/October/2020 - Stabbing Incident - "A" Shift 

An adult male received a stab wound to the shoulder during a domestic dispute in the 8900 block of Augusta Hwy. Friday evening 16-October. At 20:07, Fire-Rescue and Sheriff's Deputies responded to the location. After being stabbed, the man had run to a nearby residence to seek assistance. A woman at the home used a towel to slow the bleeding. Responders found the man semi-conscious on the front porch. He had lost a considerable amount of blood during the incident. Click here for more information.
13/October/2020 - Gas Leak - "A" Shift

A utility contractor broke a residential gas line in the 400 block of Tulip Drive Tuesday morning 13-October at 09:54. The pressurized line leaked natural gas into the neighborhood for approximately 35 minutes. Fire-Rescue Units and Sheriff's Deputies responded and blocked off the roads leading into the area. Dominion Energy also responded with a crew and quickly secured the leak and then made a repair to the line. This is the third broken gas line in the last two months due to the installation of fiber optic lines into the residential areas. Click here for more information.
11/October/2020 - Fatal MVC - "A" Shift

Fire-Rescue Units and Highway Patrol were sent to the area of the 60 mile marker northbound on Interstate 95 for a report of a motor vehicles accident in the median involving a tractor trailer truck Sunday morning 11-October at 03:02. While units were enroute, additional callers advised the truck and the woods were on fire. Additional Fire-Rescue units were assigned to the incident. First arriving units found a semi truck in the wooded median with heavy damage. The cab was fully involved and the surrounding woods were on fire. Click here for more information.
10/October/2020 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

A teenager was fatally shot in the Johnsville area north of Smoaks Saturday evening 10-October. At 20:22, Fire-Rescue units and Sheriff's Deputies were sent to the area of the 32600 block of Lowcountry Hwy., (US Hwy. 21) near the Colleton/Bamberg County line for a report of a person being shot. Initial reports were the person was taken to that residence from another location. While enroute, responding units were advised a vehicle was transporting the patient to Fire Station # 7 in the Town of Smoaks. Fire-Rescue Medic 7 stopped at Lowcountry Hwy and Gar Road and met with the car. Click here for more information.
10/October/2020 - MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac - "C" Shift

At 04:29, Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the 8800 block of Green Pond Hwy (SC Hwy 303) Saturday morning 10-October for a report of a car in the ditch. Medic 6 arrived on the dark stretch of rural highway to find a Chevrolet pickup truck on its side with the roof crushed into a power pole. The roof was pushed down into the seats. The unrestrained 30 yr old male driver was trapped inside. Firefighter-Paramedics could hear the man calling for help, but were unable to gain access to him or see him. The power pole was broken approximately halfway up the pole, but no power lines had fallen. Click here for more information.
09/October/2020 - MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac - "C" Shift

A 54 year old Moselle man was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC Friday evening 09-October in the 2100 block of Ashton Road in Islandton. The man was operating a Jeep Cherokee that left the roadway, entered a ditch and struck a tree receiving heavy damage. The unrestrained driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries, was partially ejected through the windshield and was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighters from Station # 15 in Islandton arrived within minutes. They began administering medical care and requested a medical helicopter to respond. Click here for more information.
08-October-2020 Fatal High Speed MVC A Shift

A 78 year old Florida woman died from injuries she received in a four vehicle MVC on I-95 at the 68 mile marker northbound, just south of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) Thursday morning 08-October at 04:52.  Colleton 9-1-1 received multiple repots of the collision which involved a van, a passenger car and two tractor trailer trucks.  Callers advised one person was not breathing and CPR was in progress.  Initial responding Fire-Rescue units requested two additional Fire-Rescue Ambulances and one medical helicopter.  Click here for more information.
All Fire-Rescue Personnel: We will be administering Influenza Vaccinations at Fire-Rescue Headquarters (113 Mable T. Willis Blvd.) on Monday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 13th, beginning at 5:30 PM. There is not a sign-up sheet or fee for the vaccination, and they will be offered on a first come, first served basis until the supply is exhausted.  

01/October/2020 Structure Fire C Shift

A residential dwelling at 215 Brocktown Road was destroyed in an early morning fire Thursday 01-October. The fire was reported at 05:07. Engine 9 arrived a short time later to find the single story brick veneer structure fully involved. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines and used a deck gun to knock down the fire. Crews were on the scene for three hours performing overhaul. The home was not occupied at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Click here for more information.

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