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

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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

  
  

Mulch Fire – Amity Rd (click for more photos)

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.

  
    
   
    
 

 

Traffic Accident – US 29 N @ Boggs Rd

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

  
 

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