Category Archives: Incidents

2017 Run Report

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,
2 Rescues,
18 Service Calls,
12 Power Line Downs,
0 Assist Other Agency,
29 False Alarm/Cancelled Calls.

Overturned Fuel Tanker – Murphy Rd

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.

One Trapped In Three-Car Accident on US 29 N At Welcome Rd

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