Colleton County Fire-Rescue

April 2022

25/April/2022 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

A 28 yr old male received a gunshot wound to his arm Monday evening 25-April at 23:11. The incident occurred at 404 Witsell St at Lincoln Apartments. The man suffered a severe injury to his arm and ran to a nearby apartment, where some Good Samaritans used towels to control his profuse bleeding. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a short time later, bandaged his wounds and administered IV fluids. He was transported emergent to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter stationed at CMC. Click here for additional information.
24/April/2022 - Fatal MVC with entrapment and Air Evac - "A" Shift

A 13 yr old male perished and his 11 yr old sister was flown to a Trauma Center following a single vehicle accident on Ruffin Road at Big Hill Road Sunday afternoon 24-April at 13:04. The eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck dropped off of the right hand shoulder, over corrected and flipped over several times. The two unrestrained children were ejected from the truck and the truck rolled over on top of them. Several motorists stopped to assist and they were able to lift the truck up enough to pull the girl from under the roof. Click
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4/21/2022 -
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of one of our Fire-Rescue members.  Kimberly Richardson Blankenship passed away suddenly earlier this week.  Kimberly was an active member of Fire-Rescue's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and assisted with various Emergency Management Division activities.  She will have a private memorial near Murrells Inlet.  Please keep Kimberly's family in your thoughts and prayers.
16/April/2022 - MVC with Overturned Vehicle - "A" Shift

A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Sidneys Road and Round O Road sent five people to area hospitals Saturday 16-April at 10:50. A Nissan Altima collided with a Dodge Pickup truck causing the Dodge to roll-over on its side. A total of three adults and two children were injured. Both vehicles received heavy damage. Four Fire-Rescue ambulances responded to the accident. A 13 yr old male in the pickup truck suffered a head injury and the unrestrained adult male driver of the Nissan received multiple traumatic injuries. All patients were treated at the scene prior to being transported.  Click here for additional information.
16/April/2022 – Emergency Services Softball Tournament

The 11th Annual Emergency Services Softball Tournament was held on Saturday 16-April-2022 at the Colleton County Recreation Center. Six teams participated this year for the tournament which is open to emergency service and military personnel. The departments participating this year were, North Charleston Fire Dept., North Charleston Police Dept. (MoJos), Hardeeville Fire/Police Dept, Dorchester County Fire-Rescue, MCAS Beaufort (NBK) and Colleton County Fire-Rescue. MCAS Beaufort took First Place and North Charleston Police took Second Place. Click here for additional information.
15/April/2022 - Fatal MVC with Ejection - "A" Shift

A 21 yr. old man received fatal injuries in a single car MVC in the 10000 block of Jefferies Hwy. Friday morning 15-April at 08:43. The southbound Honda Accord left the roadway at a high rate of speed after clearing a curve. The car hit a driveway culvert, became airborne and struck several trees approximately 12 feet off of the ground. The unrestrained driver was ejected from the car which received heavy damage in the collision. Click here for additional information.
15/April/2022 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

Two people were injured, one seriously, in a two vehicle moderate speed MVC in the 1800 block of Green Pond Hwy (SC Hwy 303) Friday morning 15-April at 08:03. A Ford Ranger Pickup truck and full sized Chevrolet Pickup collided in front of Precious Metals Recycling at 1830 Green Pond Hwy. The adult male driver of the Ranger was trapped in the wreckage. The adult male driver of the Chevrolet received non-life threatening injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics requested a second Fire-Rescue ambulance to respond.  Click here for additional information.
15/April/2022 - Residential Camper Fire - "C" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded to a camper used as a residence Friday morning 15-April at 05:17. The owner reportedly turned on the roof mounted air conditioning unit the night before and noticed smoke coming from the camper and flames on the roof when he was preparing to leave the following morning. Engine 7 arrived to find smoke coming from the camper and deployed one 1-3/4 handline. The fire was quickly knocked down, saving the camper. The fire started in the roof mounted A/C unit and burned through the unit, dropping to the floor, igniting the interior. Click here for additional information.
14/April/2022 - Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC - "C" Shift

An adult male was killed Thursday evening after being struck by a tractor trailer on I-95 just south of August Hwy. (SC Hwy. 61) The incident was reported to 9-1-1 at 20:01 Thursday evening 14-April. The tractor trailer pulled to the breakdown lane and also called 9-1-1. Witnesses stated the man stepped into the roadway. Callers could not advise the exact location. Emergency responders searched the median from mile marker 72 north and south, before locating the man in high grass at the cable barrier between Augusta Hwy and the entrance ramp to I-95.  Click here for additional information.
13/April/2022 - Woods Fires - "B" Shift

Multiple units responded to two woods fires Wednesday afternoon 13-April. The first was reported in the 9200 block of Sidneys Road at 13:52. It appeared a vehicle traveling on Sidneys Road may have suffered a mechanical problem dropping sparks along the shoulder of the road, which ignited several fires over an approximately one mile stretch of Sidneys Road.  Engine 5 found multiple fires in the area and requested additional units and several Forestry Tractors. The fire involved approximately 10 acres. One mobile home received heat damage. Click here for additional information.
07/April/2022 - Severe Weather Incidents with Tornadoes - "C" and "A" Shifts

Two days of severe thunderstorms brought four reported tornadoes to Colleton County Tuesday and Wednesday 05 and 06 April. Thunderstorms impacted several communities and heavy damage was encountered through Georgia (Bryan County) and neighboring Allendale County in South Carolina. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued three Tornado Warnings for Colleton County Tuesday evening with the reported radar indicated Tornadoes in Smoaks, Ashton and Bennetts Point/Edisto Island.  No reports of injuries or structural damage were received Tuesday. Click here for additional information.
07/April/2022 - Vehicle Fire at Gas Pumps - "A" Shift

Station 26 responded to a fully involved pickup truck at the gas pumps at Circle C Truck Stop, 11109 Augusta Hwy., Thursday morning 07-April at 04:59. Engine 26 arrived to find the well involved pickup truck parked next to the fuel pumps with fire damaging the canopy. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one 1-3/4 handline but the ruptured plastic fuel tank proved to be a little challenging to extinguish. Crews applied foam to extinguish the fire. The pickup truck was destroyed. The pump, canopy and the front of the store received fire, heat and smoke damage. No one was injured in the incident. Click here for additional information.
06/April/2022 - Auto Pedestrian MVC - "C" Shift

An adult male was critically injured after being struck by a car in the 16000 block of ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) in Jacksonboro Wednesday morning 06-April at 06:11. The man was wearing dark clothing and was walking in the travel lane of the dark highway before dawn. A southbound Buick LaSabre struck the man near the intersection of Clinic Dr causing multiple traumatic injuries and a partial amputation of one leg. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a short time later to find the man unconscious and in critical condition. The driver of the Buick was not injured and rendered aid to the injured man. Click here for additional information.
05/April/2022 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "C" Shift

Two Colleton County men were killed in a two vehicle head-on collision in the 5800 block of Ritter Road near Tall Tree Ln Tuesday afternoon 05-April at 17:06. The high speed impact caused heavy damage to both passenger cars. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt. The adult male driver of the eastbound Toyota Solara was partially ejected from the car. The Solara also caught fire. A 17 year old passerby extinguished the fire prior to arrival of Fire-Rescue units. The adult male driver of the westbound Mercury Grand Marquis was trapped in the wreckage. Click here for additional information.
4/4/2022- We offer condolences to Battalion Chief Michael Banks and his family on the passing of his mother, Rita Priester Banks.  Please remember his family in your prayers.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o’clock, Friday afternoon, April 8, 2022, at Bedon Baptist Church, Walterboro.  Interment will follow in the churchyard.  The family will receive friends from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock this Thursday evening at Brice Herndon Funeral Home, 1193 Bells Hwy, Walterboro, SC, 29488. Visit the guestbook online at:
04/April/2022 - MVC with Air Evac - "B" Shift

Four people were injured in a single vehicle MVC on Maple Ridge Road north of Weans Road Monday afternoon 04-April at 13:50. The vehicle was traveling south on Maple Ridge Rd when it left the roadway in a curve, struck two trees and overturned. An unrestrained adult male patient received a head injury and other traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics found the patient outside of the vehicle laying on the ground. He was treated at the scene and a medical helicopter was requested. A second Fire-Rescue ambulance was dispatched for the other three patients. Click here for additional information.
03/April/2022 - MVC with Air Evac - "A" Shift

A Walterboro man was critically injured in a single car MVC on Interstate 95 near the 61 mile marker northbound Sunday morning 03-April at 11:04. The Kia Soul was traveling north when it left the roadway and struck a tree causing heavy damage to the small car. There was approximately 1-1/2 feet of intrusion into the passenger side of the car. The driver was wearing a seatbelt, but received multiple life threatening injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated his injuries at the here for additional information.
02/April/2022 - High Speed MVC - "C" Shift

An adult male was seriously injured in a single vehicle high speed MVC at the intersection of Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) and Pierce Road Saturday evening 02-April. The accident was reported at 20:31 when a passerby noticed a fire in the woods approximately 150 feet from the highway. They turned around to investigate and found a Ford Ecosport overturned, well off of the roadway with engine burning. They found an adult male laying on the ground with multiple traumatic injuries. The Ecosport had been traveling north on Pierce Road when it failed to stop at the stop sign. Click here for additional information.
02-April-2022 - We offer condolences to Assistant Chief Marty Stallings and his family. Chief Stallings' father, Homer M. Stallings, Sr. passed away at his home Saturday 02-April. He was 81 years old. Visitation will be held at Herndon Funeral Home in Walterboro Wednesday evening 06-April from 18:00 to 20:00. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 Thursday morning 07-April at Jacksonboro Bapt. Church 14749 Charleston Hwy. Please remember the Stallings family in your prayers. 
02-April-2022 - Fall with Air Evac - "C" Shift

An adult male was flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center after he fell approximately 30 feet while working on a tree at his home. The man suffered multiple injuries. The incident occurred in the 200 block of Welles Ln at 11:54. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man on the ground near the base of an extension ladder. He was treated at the scene, immobilized, then transported in Fire-Rescue Medic 26 with additional personnel on board to assist with care, to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. Click here for additional information.
01/April/2022 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

Five people were shot during an altercation in the 1900 block of Logan Farm Road Friday night at 23:36. The initial report was one person was injured at the location. Engine 26 and Medic 26 responded to the rural one lane dirt road approximately 2 miles off of Mount Carmel Road. While enroute, the incident was upgraded to two people shot, but dispatchers were having problems obtaining information from the chaotic scene. Click here for additional information. 

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