One Trapped In Three-Car Accident on US 29 N At Welcome Rd

On February 1, Whitefield firefighters responded to a three-car traffic accident at the intersection of US 29 N and Welcome Rd. Firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to free the driver from one of the vehicles. Several patients were transported to local hospitals by MedShore and Pelzer EMS units. West Pelzer firefighters also responded to assist with the extrication.

Responding units: Rescue 22, Engine 22, Brush 22 and Rescue 6

Field Fire – Dorchester Rd (click for more photos)

On January 27, Whitefield firefighters responded to a field fire on Dorchester Rd. Apparatus from Whitefield, along with brush trucks and tankers from the Cheddar and Rock Springs stations worked to contain the fire to three acres and prevented it from reaching a nearby home.

Responding units: Brush 22, Engine 22-1, Grass 1, Grass 1-1, Grass 12, Tanker 12 and Tanker 22

FF Michael Ryan Presented Courage and Life Saving Award at County Fire Chiefs Banquet

On January 23, FF Michael Ryan was presented a Courage and Life Saving Award at the annual County Fire Chiefs Banquet. 

On June 30, 2016, the Whitefield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire with
entrapment. Michael arrived on scene as the fire was being dispatched, donned his personal protective equipment
and entered the burning home to search for an occupant. He located the occupant in a bedroom closet and pulled her
to safety. Michael’s heroic actions directly resulted in the saving of a human life. 

We extend our congratulations to FF Ryan on receiving this award.

Pet Rescued From House Fire 

On November 13, Whitefield, West Pelzer and Piercetown firefighters responded to a house fire on Oldfield Circle in Williamston. Fire had extended through the roof upon arrival, but firefighters were able to contain the fire within a few minutes and rescue a cat that had become trapped inside a bedroom. Firefighters administer oxygen to the animal and reunited it with its owners, who then transported it to a veterinarian for observation. 

Units responding: Engine 22, Engine 22-1, Engine 6, Rescue 6, Engine 13, Rescue 13, MedShore

  
  

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