Category Archives: Emergency Services

Firefighter directs traffic around scene

A Dunklin firefighter directs traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident Saturday night on Augusta Road and West Ridgeway Road. Greenville County EMS transported the injured to an area hospital. Northbound traffic on Augusta Road was rerouted through the median for over an hour until the accident was cleared. (Photos by David Rogers)

Three vehicle accident

Medshore Ambulance Service paramedics along with Hopewell firefighters work at the scene of a three vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at Highway 81 and Oak Hill Road. The injured were taken to AnMed Health. (Photo by David Rogers)

Single vehicle accident

Whitefield firefighters await a state trooper at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon. The driver of the car was uninjured after she drove off Highway 29 at the intersection of Breazeale Road and struck a utility pole and a ditch. Medshore Ambulance Service also responded to the call. (Photo by David Rogers)

Williamston Fire Department aerial ladder truck arrives

The Williamston Fire Department now has an aerial ladder truck. The 2001 truck was purchased from the Patoka Fire Department in Indiana. Though it is used, it has only 16,000 miles on it. The truck will replace a 1998 truck that was purchased new by the Williamston department. Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison said the truck will help the town keep their Class 3 insurance rating and possibly move to a Class 2. The truck is needed for large buildings and churches in the town that do not have sprinkler systems, including town hall. Other large buildings the Williamston Fire Department has includes Cushman, Phoenix (old Mount Vernon/Williamston mill) 24 churches, schools, apartments and several strip malls. The aerial truck will help fight fires with additional height and water support, Chief Ellison said. After a good cleaning following the road trip to Williamston Tuesday, members of the department began training on the new truck.

Storm damage – Hwy. 20

This huge tree was one of several in the area that came down last week when a thunderstorm blew through the area with winds up to 85 mph. The tree actually fell the following morning on Hwy. 20 (Belton Hwy.) blocking traffic and damaging power lines.
Traffic on Hwy. 20 was detoured for several hours while workers cleared the roadway. Williamston Fire Department and Williamston Police Department assisted.

Two injured – Hwy. 81

Two people were injured Friday night in a two vehicle wreck on Highway 81 at McNeely Road. Pelzer EMS transported the injured to the hospital. One of the vehicles overturned on impact. Powdersville firefighters assisted EMS with patient care and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

One injured when car rear ended at toll booth

Piedmont firefighters along with Greenville EMS personnel work at the scene of a wreck at the Southern Connector toll booth Saturday. A vehicle rear ended another at the SC 20 entrance. One person was transported by Greenville County EMS to the hospital. State troopers investigated the wreck. (Photo by David Rogers)

One person injured – Hwy. 81

One person was injured in a two car wreck on Highway 81 last Saturday morning (Apr. 1). A vehicle apparently pulled from Cherokee Road into Highway 81 into the path of an oncoming car. The driver of the oncoming car was taken to the hospital by Medshore Ambulance Service. The driver of the other car was not injured. Piercetown firefighters assisted EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two injured in single car accident

Two people were injured late Wednesday night in a single vehicle accident on Main Street in Piedmont. The vehicle struck two utility poles near First Baptist Church Road. The injured were transported to the hospital by Greenville EMS. Piedmont firefighters assisted EMS with patient care and traffic control.

Two vehicle accident

Cheddar firefighters along with Medshore Ambulance Service personnel work at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of Mahaffey Road and Cannon Bottom Road. Paramedics checked one of the drivers and he declined to be taken to the hospital. Cheddar firefighters assisted with traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Drive shaft on I85 causes problems

Wren firefighters stand by along I-85 Monday night awaiting state troopers. More than 5 cars and a tractor trailer struck a drive shaft that was laying in the lane of travel. The vehicles lined the shoulder of the interstate just before the River Road interchange.  Luckily no one was injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Hit and run – Hwy. 20

West Pelzer firefighters along with Pelzer EMS work at the scene of a hit and run Monday night. Reportedly a pickup truck and moped collided on Highway 20 near Highway 8 and the truck left the scene. The driver of the moped was not seriously injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Structure fire – Osteen Hill Road

A residential structure was destroyed by fire late Friday night on Osteen Hill Road. When firefighters from Wren, West Pelzer, and Piedmont arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was injured. Pelzer EMS stood by until firefighters had the fire under control. (Photo by David Rogers)

House fire – Ferguson Rd.

South Greenville firefighters along with Belmont firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Sunday night. When firefighters arrived at the home on Ferguson Road it was nearly engulfed in flames. Greenville EMS stood by as a precaution. (Photo by David Rogers)

Power line down – Highway 8

Piercetown firefighters work at the scene after a power line fell across Highway 8 near Highway 17 on Sunday morning. A tree fell and took the power line down. A pickup truck struck the line as it was across the roadway. No one was injured. The road was closed for approximately forty-five minutes until power crews removed the line. (Photo by David Rogers)

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