SC Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Today members of the BTFD attended the South Carolina Firefighters Association's annual SC Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. This service is to remember all of the firefighters in our state that have died in the Line of Duty throughout the years. Unfortunately, this year we added two names to the wall. Firefighter Kellen Andrew Fleming of the Westview-Fairforest Fire Department and Lt John Morgan Burns of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. RIP Brothers, we'll take it from here.


Accident on May River Rd.
0215-People-FirefighterAt approximately 8:45 p.m. the Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on May River Road near Buck Island Road. The first engine company on scene reported a two vehicle head-on collision with two people entrapped. It took crews approximately 30 minutes to extricate both drivers. Two patients were transported by air ambulance to a local trauma center and two patients were transported by ground to a local hospital. The accident is being investigated by Bluffton Police Department. May River Road was closed for the duration of the incident.


Garbage Truck Catches Fire

0215-People-FirefighterIsland Packet

A garbage truck caught fire in a Bluffton neighborhood Monday morning, according to a Bluffton Township Fire District spokesman.

Firefighters were called to Pine Ridge Drive around 9 a.m. after the cab of a Waste Management garbage truck caught fire, spokesman Randy Hunter said. Firefighters arrived to find the truck's cab engulfed in flames.

Hunter said firefighters quickly got the fire under control and stayed on scene to help with the cleanup. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Hunter said.