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9-December-2022
We offer condolences to Firefighter-Paramedic Angie Stewart and her husband Mitch Stewart on the death of Angie's father, Mendell Valentine who passed away today. Funeral services will be held Monday at 14:00 at the North Walterboro Baptist Church, 2177 Jefferies Hwy., A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 13:00. Please remember the Stewart and Valentine families in your prayers. 

https://www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Mendell-Valentine
8-December-2022
We offer condolences to Firefighter-Paramedic Rommel Kirchoff and his family. Rommel's brother, Ralph "Blink" Kirchoff passed away 17-November-2022 in Missouri. He was 70 years old. Please remember the Kirchoff family in your prayers.
05-December-2022 - Home Explosion with Injuries - "A" Shift

A 76 yr old Smoaks man was severely injured after his home exploded Monday evening 05-December. At 19:59, 9-1-1 began receiving calls about an explosion near the Johnsville Community north of the Town of Smoaks. People as far away as Orangeburg and Round O reported hearing the explosion with Colleton 9-1-1 receiving over a dozen calls. The man's large home was completely destroyed with debris littering and blocking the 1900 block of Community Ave. The remains of the home were on fire and four vehicles were also damaged. The house next door was knocked off of the foundation. Click here for additional information.
03/December/2022 – Fire-Rescue Christmas Dinner
After a two-year absence due to Covid, Fire-Rescue held the annual countywide Christmas and Awards Dinner at the Colleton Middle School 03-December. Close to 200 Firefighters, family members and dignitaries including two new Councilmen, Bubba Tripp and Scott Biering attended. Service awards were presented to the personnel listed below. Everyone enjoyed fellowship, a great meal and celebrated the Christmas season together. Dinner was provided by Billy Stallings. Click here for more information.
01/December/2022 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

Two people were burned and a singlewide mobile home was destroyed in an evening fire in the 8900 block of Lodge Highway in the Town of Lodge Thursday 01-December. At 22:51, Colleton County 9-1-1 was notified of the fire. The original call had been routed to Bamberg County 9-1-1. A father was awakened to smoke and heat in the home and discovered a fire in an infant's bedroom. He advised the bassinet was already melting. He was able to quickly save his daughter and exit the burning structure, along with the child's mother. Flames and smoke were coming from the residence. Click here for additional information.
28/November/2022 - Fall with Air Evac - "A" Shift

An adult female received multiple traumatic injuries after falling approximately 15 feet from a deer stand Saturday afternoon 26-November at 17:52. The woman was found on the ground about 1/4 mile into the woods off of the 1900 block of Pine Grove Road. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the woman and immobilized her at the scene. Crews carried her out of the woods to a waiting ambulance. A medical helicopter was requested. CARE Flight landed in a field near Hudson Mill Crossroads. She was transported to the field by Fire-Rescue Medic 18, then transferred to the flight crew. Click here for additional information.
23/November/2022 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "C: Shift

An Ohio man was killed in a two vehicle, high speed MVC at the intersection of ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) and Hope Plantation Lane in the Jacksonboro Community Wednesday morning 23-November at 05:23. The man's 2014 Ford Econoline van was traveling northbound on ACE Basin Parkway at a high rate of speed when it collided with a stopped semi-truck that was turning into a gas station. The van received heavy damage in the collision which trapped the driver in the wreckage. The semi-truck also received substantial damage to the trailer. Click here for additional information.
17-November-2022 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

A mid 80s Allendale woman perished in a single vehicle high speed MVC in the 7000 block of Bells Highway (SC Hwy. 64) Thursday afternoon 17-November at 12:49. According to witnesses, the westbound Hyundai Tucson swerved off of the road, then crossed into the eastbound ditch where it struck two driveway culverts and several trees. The car received heavy damage in the collision and the female driver was trapped in the wreckage. Click here for additional information.
15/November/2022 - Honorary Blood Drive

Colleton Preparatory Academy is hosting a blood drive in honor of a local resident on November 21, 2022 from 0900-1400. The Blood Connection is collecting for the event that will be held at Colleton Preparatory Academy 165 Academy Road Walterboro, SC 29488. The Blood Connection provides life saving blood to Colleton Medical Center, Colleton County Fire-Rescue, and C.A.R.E. Flight. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Appointments and can be made at
https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/sponsor_code the sponsor code is 9156.
15/November/2022-
We offer condolences to Ms. Adrienne Stokes in our Emergency Management Division. Ms. Stokes' father, Eddie Cooper, passed away this week. A wake will be held at Harold Fraser Funeral Home, 300 Francis Street, Walterboro, Thursday 17-November from 4 to 6 PM. Please remember Ms. Stokes and her family in your prayers. 
14/November/2022 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded with Walterboro Fire Dept to a single vehicle MVC on Sweat Street east of North Jefferies Blvd Monday afternoon 14-November at 16:46. A Ford pickup truck, traveling at a high rate speed collided with a guard rail on Sweat Street, went off of the road, over-corrected and flipped over several times before landing on its roof in the wooded swamp. The male occupant was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics stabilized the vehicle with struts, then used Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools to gain access to the driver and extricated him from the overturned truck. Click here for additional information.
12-November-2022 - High Speed MVC - "A" Shift

Two people were transported to a Trauma Center following a single vehicle high speed MVC in the 12500 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) north of Cottageville Saturday morning 12-November at 05:14. The south bound Nissan Versa, crossed the highway and entered the northbound ditch where it struck a driveway culvert. The small car became airborne and received heavy damage. Both unrestrained occupants received multiple traumatic injuries. Two Fire-Rescue ambulances responded. Click here for additional information.
09/November/2022 - Auto vs Pedestrian with Air Evac - "B" Shift

A 65 year old New York woman was critically injured after she was struck by a car while crossing Cane Branch Road at Cracker Barrel at 17:56 Wednesday afternoon  09-November. A Fire-Rescue unit was on Sniders Hwy when the accident occurred and he was on the scene immediately. The woman was found unconscious in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries, including a head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the woman and requested a medical helicopter. Click here for additional information.
08/November/2022 - MVC - "A" Shift

A two vehicle head-on crash in the 3600 block of Sidneys Road sent one person to a Trauma Center and a second person to Colleton Medical Center. The accident occurred at 10:54 Tuesday morning 08-November in a curve. The vehicles struck the driver's sides of both vehicles. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find a small car blocking the roadway and a Ford pickup truck in the ditch. A second Fire-Rescue Ambulance was requested. Click here for additional information.
03/November/2022 - Structure Fire - "A" & "B" Shifts

A doublewide mobile home was heavily damaged during a morning structure fire in the 100 block of Tanner Lane Thursday 03-November. At 07:53, a passing motorist notified 9-1-1 of smoke and flames coming from the residence. Engine 1 arrived a few minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions and flames coming from the front of the home. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building and knocked down the flames from the exterior, then entered the residence by forcing the front door. Two crews entered the building and finished extinguishing the fire. Click here for additional information. 
1/November/2022

We wish to congratulate Danielle Murdaugh on successfully obtaining her NREMT-B certification. Danielle serves as the clerk for the Training Division.
31/October/2022 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "B" Shift

Two people perished in a single vehicle MVC in the 1700 block of Hiers Corner Road, Monday evening 31-October. 9-1-1 received reports of the accident at 18:17. A 1999 Ford Mustang was traveling north on Hiers Corner Road and dropped off of the southbound shoulder after a curve. The vehicle struck several mailboxes, overcorrected and crossed back to the northbound side of the road. The car entered the ditch where it flipped over ejecting the two unrestrained adult occupants. The car then came to rest on top of the two adults. Click here for additional information.
30/October/2022 - MVC with Ejection - "C" Shift

An adult male was transported to a Trauma Center after being ejected from a car that struck a tree Sunday morning 30-October. At 02:04, 9-1-1 was notified of the accident in the 15000 block of Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy 21) south of Bells Crossroads. The southbound 1989 Corvette lost control in a curve, overcorrected and crossed to the northbound side of the road. The vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a large pine tree. The car received heavy damage, flipped over and ejected the driver. He was found semi-conscious in the woods near the car. Click here for additional information.
29/October/2022 - Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

An adult male received a gunshot wound to the leg in an incident that occurred at another location. At 13:56 Saturday 29-October, a Sheriff's Deputy was flagged down at the intersection of Wichman St and Washington St. He discovered an adult male in a vehicle that had been shot and radioed for medical assistance. The vehicle had been hit by a bullet and it appeared the bullet ricocheted, striking the man in the side and then the leg. Click here for additional information.
29/October/2022 - Shooting Incident / Hunting Accident - "C Shift

A Charleston man was shot with buckshot in a reported accidental hunting accident Saturday morning 29-October. 9-1-1 was notified of the incident at 10:20. The man and several other hunters met with Responders at the intersection of Wiggins Road and Grain Bin Road near Chehaw Landing. The man received what appeared to be a non-life threatening injury. He was treated at the scene, then transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 6 to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Click here for additional information.
27/October/2022 - Auto Pedestrian MVC - "A" Shift

An adult male was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy 21) north of Phoenix Circle Thursday evening 27-October. The incident was reported at 21:49 and bystanders advised it was related to street racing. Despite Firefighter-Paramedics being three miles away, the critically injured man was placed in a private car and driven to Orangeburg. At some point they were met by Orangeburg County EMS near the the City of Orangeburg.  Click here for additional information.
27/October/2022 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

A fire destroyed the remainder of a singlewide mobile home located at the corner of Tika Street and Smoak Road Thursday evening 27-October. Engine 19 arrived to find the building well involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two hand lines to the building to extinguish the fire. The building had previously burned on 12-May with half of the building left standing. It is believed the fire was intentionally set. The Sheriff's Office is investigating the fire. Anyone with information about the fire is encouraged to contact the Colleton County Sheriff's Office at (843) 549-2211 or Fire-Rescue Headquarters at (843) 539-1960. Click here for additional information
27/October/2022 - 4 Wheeler MVC with Air Evac - "A" Shift

A small child was seriously injured in a four wheeler accident Thursday afternoon 27-October at 16:08. A parent brought the child to meet with Firefighter-Paramedics near the intersection of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) and Rehoboth Road (SC Hwy. 651). Medic 9's crew quickly evaluated and treated the child and requested a medical helicopter. She was transported to a field next to Cottageville Elementary School to meet with CARE Flight. Click here for additional information.

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