Colleton County Fire-Rescue

April 2021

4/29/2021 -

Check out this new video featuring the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter from our partners at MedTrans.  Colleton Air Rescue Evacuation (C.A.R.E.) Flight is a collaborative air ambulance program between Med-Trans Corporation and Colleton County Fire-Rescue. The collaboration and synergy enables C.A.R.E. Flight to provide quick response times, advanced pre-hospital care and rapid transportation for the critically ill and severely injured in South Carolina and Georgia.  To request C.A.R.E. Flight, contact MedTrans Dispatch Center at 1-866-385-5033.
25/April.2021 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

A 28 yr. old male was shot multiple times at a residence in the 1500 block of White Hall Road Sunday evening 25-April. 9-1-1 was notified of the incident at 22:43. Information from callers was not complete and the number of victims was not known. Two Fire-Rescue ambulances were dispatched. While responding, Battalion 1 and Medic 1 were flagged down in the 6000 block of Hendersonville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) at the Hendersonville Elementary School. The vehicle contained the sole victim from the incident on White Hall Road. Click here for additional information.
24/April/2021 - Triple Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

Three people received life threatening gunshot wounds in a shooting incident at Classics Club, 2444 Robertson Blvd. Saturday morning 24-April. 9-1-1 received multiple reports of people being shot at the club beginning at 02:13. County and City Law Enforcement quickly arrived and secured the scene. Engine 19 and Medic 19 arrived to find a critically injured man who was shot three times, one wound was to the neck. The patient was in severe distress and advanced airway maneuvers were necessary to secure his airway. Click here for additional information.
21/April/2021 - Woods/Vehicle Fire - "B" Shift

While units were engaged in a large fire in the Green Pond Community, a woods fire was reported at 175 Our Dream Ln east of Walterboro, Wednesday afternoon 21-April at 18:33. Engine 19 arrived to find a fast moving woods fire that had burned from a yard debris fire on the adjacent property. The fire damaged two vehicles and was endangering a mobile home. Engine 19 requested additional units and a tractor from the Forestry Commission. Firefighters extinguished the vehicles and were able to keep the flames from reaching the mobile home. Click here for more information.
21/April/2021 - Woods Fires - "B" Shift

Multiple woods fires kept County Firefighters busy Wednesday 21-April. The largest fire involved 90 acres off of Stocks Creek Rd south of the Green Pond Community. A Red Flag Advisement was in place Wednesday due to weather conditions in the area. A 500 acre prescribed burn had taken place over several days prior to Wednesday near the location. High winds are suspected to have rekindled the prescribed burn and spread the flames to what eventually became a 90 acre woods fire. Click here for additional information.
20/April/2021 - Disaster Drill

Colleton County participated in the Statewide Disaster Drill that ran through the week of 19-April. Agencies have been preparing for the Statewide drill for nearly a year. Many agencies participated with all aspects of Disaster Management and involved the military, state and local governments. The bulk of the drill took place in Charleston and Orangeburg Counties. Colleton County's portion involved a detonated explosive device on a rail car at the Balchem Chemical Plant in Green Pond. The large simulated explosion resulted in damage to the plant, the CSX rail and closed ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17). Click here for more information.
18/April/2021 - High Speed MVC - "B" Shift

Two cars collided head-on on Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy. 21) north of Phoenix Circle Sunday evening 18-April. The accident was reported to 9-1-1 at 21:03 with the caller advising a drag race had been in progress and one of the cars collided with a northbound sedan. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived several minutes later to find a large crowd. The male driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix had been taken from the scene in a private car and transported to Colleton Medical Center. The 67 year old female in the sedan received traumatic injuries and the collision complicated some previous medical conditions. Click here for additional information.
18/April/2021 - Auto Pedestrian MVC - "A" Shift

A 47 year old man suffered critical injuries after being struck by a Toyota Rav4 in the 600 block of Bells Hwy., Sunday morning 18-April. The circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation by the Walterboro Police Dept. Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident at 03:06 and Firefighter-Paramedics found the man with multiple traumatic injuries lying in the parking lot of Remax Realty. He suffered multiple fractures and a head injury. The local medical helicopter was tied up on another response and was not available. Click here for more information.
17/April/2021 - Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

At 14:13 Fire-Rescue and Law Enforcement were sent to 530 Sniders Hwy. for a gunshot wound. Units arrived 3 minutes later to find an adult female that had been shot twice, once in the lower back and once in the leg. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated her at the scene, then transported her emergent to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston in Fire-Rescue Medic 1. The Colleton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. Click here for more information.

We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Patrick Sick and his wife Amy on the birth of a son, Jameson Douglas Sick, who was born today at 10:49 at MUSC Jamison weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces. Both he and his mother are doing great. 
12/April/2020 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

At 17:26 Monday 12-April, a passing motorist on I-95 reported a structure fire off of the 200 block of Mount Carmel Road. Responding units could see a thick column of black smoke from several miles away. Arriving units found the fire to be at the end of Faulkenberry Lane, which ends against I-95. The home was located in a secluded area and was not visible from Mount Carmel Road. Engine 26 found a single wide mobile home approximately 35% involved. A storage building behind the home was fully involved, as well as multiple items in the backyard. Click here for additional information.
12/April/2021 - Brush Fire - "B" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded to a multi-acre woods fire Monday afternoon 12-April on Wellston Circle. At 14:48, units were notified of a control burn that had been spread by high winds. Engine 19 arrived to find fire had already jumped the road and was spreading in several directions involving multiple acres. Crews requested additional assistance and a plow from the Forestry Commission. Brush 6, Brush 27, Engine 27 and ARFF 19 were assigned to the incident.  Firefighters were on the scene for several hours until the fire was contained. Crews kept the spreading from reaching any businesses in the area.  Click here for more information.
10/April/2021 - High Speed MVC with Air Evac - "C" Shift

An 18 year old Walterboro youth was severely injured in a single car crash in the 1700 block of Robertson Blvd Saturday evening 10-April. At 22:05, 9-1-1 received reports of the accident advising the vehicle had overturned. Fire-Rescue units arrived several minutes later to find the 2005 Acura upright on an embankment with the driver laying next to the vehicle. The car had been traveling east at a high rate of speed when it lost control in a curve and flipped over about seven times before coming to rest on its wheels. The vehicle suffered heavy damage. Click here for more information.
09/April/2021 - Mutual Aid Fatal MVC w Air Evac - "B" Shift

At 11:55 Friday 09-April, Dorchester County requested mutual aid with an overturned motorhome with entrapment on I-95 at Exit 77 in St. George. Colleton County Medic 7 and Battalion 1 were assigned to the incident. Upon arrival in St. George, the IC advised one patient was deceased and the other was still trapped. He noted the Colleton Medic Unit was no longer needed. Firefighter-Paramedics on Medic 7 then participated in the extrication of the male patient in the RV. Battalion 1 assisted with the LZ when Meducare arrived and landed on the entrance ramp just north of the accident scene. Click here for more information.
4/8/2021 - SCEMA Agency of the Year Award

We offer congratulations to all of our Emergency Support Function partners and their agencies on Colleton County being awarded the Agency of the Year by the South Carolina Emergency Management Association (SCEMA) at the 2021 Annual Conference.  Fire-Rescue's Emergency Management Division coordinates with a multitude of organizations to prepare for, respond to, and recovery from disasters that threaten or affect Colleton County citizens.
07/April/2021 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

A smoke alarm and quick action by Firefighters saved a Green Pond residence Wednesday evening 07-April. At 23:20 the smoke alarm in the home in the 100 block of Ivenia Brown Road woke the family. They found smoke in the residence and upon attempting to exit they found the back of the home on fire with flames around the rear door. They were able to safely exit through the front door and notify 9-1-1. Firefighter-Paramedics stationed in Green Pond arrived minutes later to find the back of the single wide mobile home with flames traveling up the back of the building. Click here for more information.
07/April/2021 - Burn Patient with Air Evac - "C" Shift

An adult male received second and third degree burns to both legs while burning yard debris Wednesday afternoon 07-April. At 14:21, 9-1-1 was notified of the incident in the 6600 block of Sidneys Road in which a flammable product ignited and burned the man's legs. Firefighter-Paramedics treated him at the scene and transported the man to a nearby field in Fire-Rescue Medic 19. The CARE Flight helicopter responded and landed in the field. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to the Burn Center at MUSC.  Click here for additional information. 
04/April/2021 - Yard and Structure Fire - "C" Shift

At 16:24 Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a yard fire at 1088 Holly Ridge Ln. While Stations 9 and 36 were responding, 9-1-1 received reports that the fire had spread to a building on the adjacent property. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire sending several additional stations. Engine 9 arrived to find a small yard fire had spread to the Bee City Zoo property at 1066 Holly Ridge Ln. The fire destroyed a wooden fence, burned under two Conex Containers which were attached to the building and burned the siding and side doors on the kitchen and Honey Processing facility. Click here for more information.
04/04/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

At 03:51 04-April, Fire-Rescue was notified of a structure fire at 285 Emerald Street in the Country Estates Subdivision south of Walterboro. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the two story wood frame dwelling with heavy fire conditions from the second story. Crews deployed multiple hand lines, initially hitting the fire from the exterior, before entering the building through the front door. Most of the fire was on the second floor in a bedroom on the rear of the home. The fire had extended into the attic and burned a portion of the roof from over the rear bedroom. Click here for more information.
01/April/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

A Roadside Community family lost their home in an evening fire that destroyed most of the structure Thursday evening 01-April. At 23:08, 9-1-1 received several reports that the home was ablaze. One caller advised the house was fully involved. Engine 13, stationed in Jonesville, arrived several minutes later to find the single story wood frame structure approximately 75% involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines and had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 20 minutes. Neighbors advised the occupant may be inside the building. Click here for more information.

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