On August 6, Whitefield firefighters responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of Breazeale Rd and Mitchell Rd. Multiple victims were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Firefighters stood by as a precaution until the natural gas provider could inspect a standpipe that was damaged.
As you “spring forward” this weekend, please remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Working smoke detectors save lives!
On February 2, Whitefield and Wren firefighters assisted West Pelzer FD with a structure fire on Bellview Cir in West Pelzer. The abandoned home was fully engulfed upon arrival. No injuries were reported.
Responding units: Engine 6, Rescue 6, Engine 22, Tanker 22, Engine 24-1 and Rescue 24.
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
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.