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 September 25, Whitefield firefighters assisted Broadway Fire Department with a large mulch fire on Amity Rd. Tankers from Rock Springs, Starr, Broadway, Centerville, Center Rock, Cheddar, Piercetown, Whitefield and Ebenzer fire departments shuttled over 800,000 gallons of water from hydrants over a half mile away to help contain the fire to the mulch pile. Other units from Homeland Park, West Pelzer and Hopewell fire departments assisted with fill sites and handling other calls while firefighters fought the blaze. We appreciate the support of the American Red Cross, Anderson County Technical Services and MedShore for rehab and air conditioning for the duration of the fire.
Responding fire units: Tanker 1, Tanker 4, Engine 8, Engine 8-1, Grass 8, Tanker 8, Truck 8, Tanker 9, Tanker 11, Tanker 12, Service 12, Tanker 13, Brush 22, Truck 20, Engine 22, Fireground Support Unit 22, Tanker 22, Tanker 23.
On July 30, Whitefield firefighters responded to a single car traffic accident on the Anderson Highway ramp to US 29 North. Upon arrival, two patients were observed to have been ejected from the vehicle. A Life Flight medical helicopter was summoned to the scene by EMS. Firefighters blocked US 29 North to provide a landing zone for the helicopter, and assisted EMS with patient care.
Responding units: Rescue 22, Engine 22, Brush 22
On January 17, Whitefield and Piercetown firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire on Shelia Dr. Firefighters conducted an interior attack and brought the blaze under control within several minutes. The fire was contained to the garage. West Pelzer FD assisted with manpower and handled a separate grass fire nearby. No injuries were reported.
Responding units: Engine 22, Engine 22-1, Tanker 22, Rescue 22, Engine 13, Tanker 13 and Rescue 6.
On July 19, Whitefield firefighters responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Breazeale Rd and Bowlan Rd. All six occupants were wearing their seat belts and no injuries were reported. Firefighters provided traffic control while awaiting the SC Highway Patrol to investigate and clear the vehicles from the roadway.
Responding units: Rescue 22, Engine 22
On June 15, Whitefield and Cheddar Fire Departments were dispatched for a structure fire on Coker Circle in Belton. Firefighters found a single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames upon arrival. The fire took about 15 minutes to bring under control.
Responding units: Engine 12-1, Engine 22, Engine 12, Tanker 22, Rescue 22, Tanker 12 and Rescue 12, Williamston EMS