Colleton County Fire-Rescue

August 2021

28-August-2021 – Richard B. Wood Funeral

Last week Colleton County lost a dedicated leader with the death of Judge Richard B. Wood, Sr. of Green Pond. Judge Wood served Colleton residents in many roles for five decades, including his service as a Captain at Station # 6 (Green Pond). He, his brother and several others were instrumental in bringing fire protection to the Green Pond Community in the mid-1970s. Their local business served as Dispatcher and the business’ radio system provided communications for the Green Pond Fire Dept. Click here for more information.
27/August/2021 - MVC with Air Evac - "A" Shift

An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries after his motorcycle and a car collided in the 8700 block of Bells Hwy (SC Hwy 64) Friday afternoon 27-August at 15:30. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find the motorcycle driver lying in the ditch, with the heavily damaged motorcycle nearby. Crews treated the man's injuries at the scene, then transported him emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center.  Click here for additional information. 
26/August/2021 -

We are very proud of Firefighter/Paramedic Zak Evans who will be representing our department when he presents to the U.S. Embassy in Iraq on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  Firefighter/Paramedic Evans will be discussing fire prevention and was arranged as the speaker by the U.S. State Department.  Evans is assigned to the 1/13 rotation on B-Shift.
25/August/2021 - High Speed MVC with Fire - "A" Shift

A Florida truck driver is alive, thanks to some brave motorist following a high speed MVC on I-95 near the 67 mile marker southbound. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon when the southbound semi-truck suffered a front tire blowout and crashed into the wooded median. The truck struck several trees and burst into flames. The vehicle received heavy damage and the driver suffered multiple injuries including injuries to his legs, preventing him from walking or climbing out of the truck. Initial reports to Colleton 9-1-1 indicated the driver was trapped in the heavily damaged cab. Click here for additional information.
Congratulations to Engineer/EMT Shane Weber on passing his Lieutenant examination.  Second Lieutenant Weber is assigned to the 19/9 Rotation on A-Shift.
19/August/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "B" Shift

Three people were sent to a Trauma Center following a three vehicle MVC on Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) at the Dorchester County line, Thursday morning 19-August at 08:14. Engine 9 arrived to find one Ford pick-up truck hauling a trailer overturned in the southbound lane. The trailer had broken apart and spilled much of its contents onto the highway. The northbound lane was blocked by two vehicles who had hit head-on at a high rate of speed, causing heavy damage to both passenger cars. Click here for additional information.
19/August/2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

Firefighters saved a Green Pond home Thursday morning 19-August. At 03:31, 9-1-1 received a report of smoke in a home in the 2300 block of Springhill Road. The smoke woke the residents who were able to safely exit the structure. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find smoke coming from the eaves all around the doublewide mobile home. Crews deployed one 1-3/4 handline into the building through the front door. They found the fire in the cabinets under the kitchen sink, which had spread to the adjoining cabinets. Click here for additional information.
We wish to offer congratulations to Mellissa Feather, DPN for being named the new Chief Nursing Officer at Colleton Medical Center. Ms. Feather (Missy) has served as a medical volunteer with Fire-Rescue for nearly 2 decades and has worked as a flight nurse and many roles in nursing with HCA. She holds a BS in Nursing, a Masters in Business Admin, Healthcare Management and Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is married to Batt. Chief Scott Feather and the mother of Firefighter-Paramedic Andrew Dantzler and Firefighter-EMT Noah Feather. We wish her the best in her new role and welcome her back to Colleton Medical Center. 
16/August/2021 - MVC w/entrapment & Air Evac - "B" Shift

Four people were injured in a three vehicle MVC on Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) north of Byrd Farm Road Monday afternoon 16-August at 15:16. Initial calls to 9-1-1 reported one car was on fire and one patient was not breathing. A Firefighter-Paramedic on Engine 5 arrived to find the rural highway blocked with two heavily damaged vehicles on the southbound side and one heavily damaged vehicle on the northbound side. A road maintenance contractor was performing work on the northbound shoulder and a flagger had a white Chevrolet Impala and a Red Toyota RAV4 stopped in the southbound lane.  Click here for more information.
15/August/2021 - MVC w/ejection & Air Evac - "C" Shift

Two men were injured in a high speed, single vehicle MVC on Interstate 95 near the 57 mile marker NB Sunday morning 15-August at 02:56. The northbound 2006 Pontiac G6 left the roadway and entered the median. The driver over-corrected and crossed back over both NB lanes, entering the ditch. The car slid sideways and struck the embankment while traveling backwards. The car received heavy damage. Neither occupant was restrained and one was ejected into the woods. One of the victims crawled to the breakdown lane and a passing motorist saw him waving for help. Click here for more information.
An EMT Initial course is beginning September 14th 2021 at Lowcountry Regional EMS Council Office (237 Oakland Drive Walterboro SC 29488).  Class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1800 to 2200 hours and every other Saturday 0800 to 1700 hours. Cost is $1250.00.  For interested CCFR volunteers, the department will pay for 50% of the course and you will be responsible for 50%.  Once you pass the NREMT exams, the department will reimburse you your 50%.   
Battalion Chief Joey Campbell is the lead instructor.  
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12/August/2021 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac - "A" Shift

A 48 year old Summerville man passed away from injuries received in a single vehicle accident in the 12000 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) just north of the Cottageville Town Limit Thursday afternoon 12-August at 12:30. Witnesses advised the 2010 Nissan Titan pickup truck left the roadway and collided with a tree. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the unrestrained male driver unconscious and trapped in the vehicle. Click here for additional information.
We offer congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Zachary Evans on passing his Flight Paramedic Certification exam and obtaining his Flight Paramedic - Certification (FP-C).  Firefighter/Paramedic Evans is assigned to the 1/13 rotation on B-Shift.

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