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
On July 11, Whitefield firefighters responded with Cheddar, West Pelzer and Williamston stations to a mobile home fire on Briar Ridge East. Firefighters aggressively worked to knock down the flames and bring the fire under control within several minutes.
On June 14, Whitefield firefighters responded to a two-car accident on US 29 N near the intersection of Cheddar Rd. Firefighters checked for hazards, assisted EMS with patient care, and provided traffic control while awaiting the arrival of law enforcement. One patient was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Units responding: Rescue 22, Brush 22
On June 10, Whitefield firefighters assisted West Pelzer FD and multiple other departments on a residential structure fire. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.