Structure Fire on Goethe Road

September 22, 2016 – At approximately 2:45pm, The Bluffton Township Fire District was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 76 Goethe Road. Engine 320 arrived on scene and reported a working fire with smoke showing for a double wide mobile home. Crews made an aggressive interior attack and found the fire in the back bed room. The fire was quickly knocked down and crews started salvage and overhaul operations. Bluffton crews remained on scene assisting the Fire Marshall’s Office. Units on scene – Engine 320, 323, 326, Truck 375, Battalion 6, 301, 302, 303, 304, 313, 314, 316 and 317.

 

BTFD was assisted by Beaufort County EMS and the Town of Bluffton Police Department.

 

BTFD Wins Two Siller Cups

September 16, 2016 - During the month of September, the members and families of the Bluffton Township Fire District participated in two separate Tunnel 2 Towers 5k events were held in n Savannah, GA and  Columbia, SC. It is with great pride that we announce the BTFD Siller Cup Team brought home the Siller Cup at each event.  This marks the second consecutive year the team has brought home the Siller Cup from Columbia  and the fifth consecutive year from Savannah.

 

Firefighter Dave Adams placed first in his age group in both the Savannah and Columbia race and Firefighter Whitney Brady placed first in her age group in Savannah. Team BTFD was also the top fundraiser for the Savannah Tunnel 2 Towers 5k. Great job to everyone representing the Bluffton Township Fire District. Each one of you make BTFD very proud.

 

 

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Two Entrapped on Hwy 278

August 16, 2016 – At approximately 10:30 pm the Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to the Hwy 278 Overpass at Hwy 170. First units arrived on scene and reported two vehicles involved, one over turned, and two occupants entrapped in the overturned vehicle. It took approximately 30 minutes to extricate both occupants. One patient was transported by Air Ambulance and one was transported by ground. Westbound Lanes of Hwy 278 were closed during the incident. Sc Highwway Patrol is investigating the accident.

 

Units on scene – Engine 324, 325, Truck 375, Battalion 2, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, SC Highway Patrol

 

Heavy fire on arrival at Belfair Structure Fire

July 9, 2016 – At approximately 12:30am, The Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the BelFair Plantation. Truck 375 arrived on scene and reported a working fire with heavy involvement. Engine 320 arrived on scene and the two crews deployed large lines including the Blitzforce to start defensive operations. Due to the amount of fire, Battalion 2 called for an additional Engine Company to the scene which brought the total to four.  It took the BTFD about an hour to bring the fire under control. With high temperatures and humidity, additional engine were dispatched to the scene to relieve personnel and assist with mop up. BTFD crews were on scene for approximately five hours. The residents were home at the time but were not injured.

 

Units on initial assignment – Engine 320, 325, 323, Truck 375, Battalion 2 , and Beaufort County EMS.

 

Structure Fire Townes at Buckwalter

June 28 2016 – At approximately 11:00pm, the Bluffton Township Fire District along with Beaufort County EMS, were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Farnsleigh Ave in the Hampton Hall Subdivision. The first units on scene reported a working fire in the upper floor and possibly the attic. Crews advanced in to the fire but deteriorating condition force an evacuation of the structure. Crews then attacked the fire from the exterior of the structure. Once the fire was extinguished from the outside, crews were then able to make their way back inside the residence to continue to extinguish the fire. Due to the heavy fire load, it took crews approximately an hour to bring the fire under control. The extent of damage is very extensive so crew worked for an additional 2 hours cooling hot spots. The residents were out of town at the time of the fire. The were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Bluffton Township Fire District Fire Marshal’s Office.

 

BTFD was assisted by Bluffton Police Department and SCE & G

 

 
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