Whitefield firefighters responded to 252 calls in 2017. In addition, firefighters responded to 14 severe weather related incidents during Hurricane Irma.
2017 Run Report
Total Runs: 252
27 Structure Fires,
9 Alarms; 7 fire alarms, 2 carbon monoxide alarms,
0 Standby Request,
8 Vehicle Fires,
22 Grass/Brush Fires,
6 Trash Fires,
90 Traffic Accidents (77 accidents with injuries, 13 accidents with no injuries)
28 EMS Assists,
1 Gas Leak,
18 Service Calls,
12 Power Line Downs,
0 Assist Other Agency,
29 False Alarm/Cancelled Calls.
On December 31, Broadway and Whitefield firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire along US 29 N. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and knocked down the fire as it entered the attic space. One firefighter received a minor injury and was transported to a local hospital for observation.
Units responding: Tanker 8, Engine 8 and Engine 22
On December 26, Whitefield firefighters assisted Cheddar Fire Department on a traffic accident involving an overturned fuel tanker. Firefighters stood-by as a precaution while fuel was transferred to another vehicle and the trailer was removed from the scene.
Responding fire departments included Cheddar FD, Friendship FD, Rock Springs FD, Belton FD, Whitefield FD, West Pelzer FD, and Anderson County Hazardous Materials Team.
On December 16, Whitefield firefighters were called to assist Broadway Fire Department with a residential structure fire on Snow Rd. Firefighters brought the fire under control within a few minutes of arrival. No injuries were reported.
Responding units: Tanker 8, Engine 22, Tanker 22
On October 8, Whitefield, Piercetown and West Pelzer firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire on Cromer Rd. Firefighters quickly contained the fire that was showing through the roof upon arrival.
Responding Units: Engine 22, Engine 22-1, Tanker 22, Engine 13, Tanker 13, Engine 6-1 and Rescue 6.
On August 6, Whitefield firefighters responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of Breazeale Rd and Mitchell Rd. Multiple victims were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Firefighters stood by as a precaution until the natural gas provider could inspect a standpipe that was damaged.
On February 2, Whitefield and Wren firefighters assisted West Pelzer FD with a structure fire on Bellview Cir in West Pelzer. The abandoned home was fully engulfed upon arrival. No injuries were reported.
Responding units: Engine 6, Rescue 6, Engine 22, Tanker 22, Engine 24-1 and Rescue 24.
On February 1, Whitefield firefighters responded to a three-car traffic accident at the intersection of US 29 N and Welcome Rd. Firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to free the driver from one of the vehicles. Several patients were transported to local hospitals by MedShore and Pelzer EMS units. West Pelzer firefighters also responded to assist with the extrication.
Responding units: Rescue 22, Engine 22, Brush 22 and Rescue 6