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.
On January 16, Whitefield firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Welcome Rd, near the intersection of US 29 N. No injuries were reported in the fire.
The annual meeting of the Whitefield Volunteer Fire Department will be held at the fire station, located at 4000 US Highway 29 North, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to elect board members for 2017. All residents of the Whitefield fire district are urged to attend.
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
On September 25, Whitefield firefighters assisted Broadway Fire Department with a large mulch fire on Amity Rd. Tankers from Rock Springs, Starr, Broadway, Centerville, Center Rock, Cheddar, Piercetown, Whitefield and Ebenzer fire departments shuttled over 800,000 gallons of water from hydrants over a half mile away to help contain the fire to the mulch pile. Other units from Homeland Park, West Pelzer and Hopewell fire departments assisted with fill sites and handling other calls while firefighters fought the blaze. We appreciate the support of the American Red Cross, Anderson County Technical Services and MedShore for rehab and air conditioning for the duration of the fire.
Responding fire units: Tanker 1, Tanker 4, Engine 8, Engine 8-1, Grass 8, Tanker 8, Truck 8, Tanker 9, Tanker 11, Tanker 12, Service 12, Tanker 13, Brush 22, Truck 20, Engine 22, Fireground Support Unit 22, Tanker 22, Tanker 23.
On September 4, Whitefield firefighters were dispatched to a traffic accident on US 29 N at Boggs Rd. An 18-wheeler and sedan were found to have been hit at the dispatched location, and firefighters located the vehicle that caused the accident nearly a half mile away. No injuries were reported in the accident. SCHP and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office assisted.
Responding units: Engine 22, Tanker 22, Brush 22
On August 26, Whitefield firefighters responded to a traffic accident with entrapment on US 29 N at Griffin Rd. Firefighters used extrication equipment to remove one patient from a vehicle, who was then transported by Belton EMS to a local hospital.
Units responding: Engine 22, Tanker 22 and Brush 22