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Whitefield firefighters respond to auto accident on Old Williamston Rd

Engine 22, Rescue 22 and Brush 22 responded to a single-car accident on January 7. Firefighters utilized Res-Q-Jack equipment recently donated by a grant through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to stabilize the vehicle prior to accessing the patient.   Firefighters then accessed the patient by removing the front windsheild. Pelzer and MedShore emergency medical services then packaged and loaded the patient into an awaiting ambulance.

Whitefield firefighters assist West Pelzer FD with auto accident involving overturned fuel tanker

On November 4, Whitefield firefighters assisted West Pelzer FD with an auto accident involving an overturned tanker truck hauling approximately 8, 800 gallons of fuel.  Firefighters assisted with setting up a landing zone for the LifeFlight helicopter and provided manpower for the accident scene.  Engine 22 and Rescue 22 responded along with several HazMat units.

Independent-Mail article Updated Independent-Mail article WSPA article WYFF article

Carrageen Dr Structure Fire

Whitefield FD, along with Piercetown FD and West Pelzer FD responded to a house fire on July 17.  First arriving personnel observed fire in the garage area, but the fire quickly spread throughout the home.  A primary search was conducted for possible occupants.  It was later determined that no one was home at the time of the fire.

Anderson Independent article – WSPA article

Whitefield firefighters assist Cheddar FD with overturned fuel tanker

On July 9, Whitefield FD was dispatched to assist Cheddar FD with an overturned fuel tanker on Highway 20 @ Boiter Rd.  Whitefield, along with responders from Friendship, Rock Springs, West Pelzer, Belton and Williamston fire stations  provided manpower and water supply while HazMat technicians worked to control fuel leaks from the tanker.

Anderson Independent article – July 9, 2011