|Station 33 Dedication
April 3, 2014 – Today the Bluffton Township Fire District celebrated the dedication of newly renovated Station 33. The renovation was done to accommodate the newly assigned Beaufort County Medic Unit and personnel. The renovation added an additional 2400 square feet which included individual bunk rooms, an exercise facility, and office space for the company officers. The renovation also included the remodeling of the old Kitchen, dining room, and living area. The men and women of Station 33 are excited to have a completely remolded station to work in. Welcome to Station 33 Beaufort County EMS.
|Motor Vehicle Accident on Hwy 278
March 21, 2014 – At approx 8:00am the Bluffton Township Fire District along with Beaufort County EMS was dispatched to the intersection of Hwy 278 and Buckwalter Parkway for a motor vehicle accident. Units arrived on scene and reported three vehicles were involved with a total of 5 patients. The driver of one of the vehicles had to be extricated. One of the vehicles was carrying paint that opened up during the accident which added to the difficulty of the incident. The west bound lanes of Hwy 278 were closed during the initial stages of the operation. The accident is being investigated by the Bluffton Police Department.
|Back to Back Entrapments for Shift 2
February 22, 2014 – Two incidents- During the early evening hours, Engine 322 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to Lowcountry Drive to assist the City of Hardeeville with a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Hardeeville FD was on scene with a vehicle on its side and one person entrapped. While 322 and the Battalion were still on scene in Hardeeville at approximately 8:40pm, while moving up for stand-by, Beaufort County EMS 9 reported that they were on scene of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on HWY 278 near Hilton Head National Drive. Engine 323 arrived on scene and reported one vehicle on its side with one person entrapped. Beaufort County EMS requested an Air Ambulance. The crews from Engine 323 and Truck 375 stabilized the vehicle and started extrication while Engine 325 set up the Landing Zone on Hwy 278. It took approximately 30 minutes to extricate the patient from the wreckage. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Units on scene – Engine 323, 325, Truck 375, Battalion 2, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and SC highway Patrol.