Category Archives: Incidents

Time To Change Smoke Detector Batteries

As you “fall back” this weekend, please remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Working smoke detectors save lives! If you are a resident of our community in need of a working smoke detector, please contact us.

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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