Congratulations to the following personnel who passed their promotions in the 2014 promotion cycle. They are listed under their new ranks. Be sure to congratulate them for their hard work when you see them.

Firefighter I:
Travis Boulware
Clay Daley
Alexander Elliott
Paul Harrelson
Jacob Hartley
Andrew Hatcher
Taylor Kamp
Eric Ligeikis
Brendan Long
Joel Martin
Don Matchette
Aaron McIntyre
David Romine
Carson Stone
Dylan Taylor
Nicholas Thompson
Firefighter II:
Phillip Horton
Alexander Sanchez

Senior Firefighter A:
Marcos Farr
Christopher Himes

Senior Firefighter B:
David Adams
Randy McGarvey
Todd Shisler



Senior Firefighter C:
Matthew Baker
Perry Granat
Matthew Urys

Adam Corn

Julian E. Rhodes
Benjamin Rushing

May River Road Accident
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November 14, 2014 – At approximately 4:00am , the Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to the area of May River Road and Gascoigne Bluff. Engine 321 arrived on scene to find one vehicle with heavy damage that sheared off a telephone pole. The power lines were not on the vehicle but the vehicle was under the line from the sheared power pole making the area unsafe.  SCE&G quickly arrived on scene to secure power to make the scene safe so responders. could gained access to the vehicle.  No passengers were found inside and an extensive search of the area was conducted by all units on scene with negative results.

Units on scene – Engine 321, 320, Truck 375, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Bluffton PD, and SC Highway Patrol.


Shift 2 Runs Structure Fire in Heritage Lakes
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November 10, 2014 – At approximately 1:30pm the Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to 25 Ferebee Court for a reported Structure Fire. First units on scene reported a working fire in a single family dwelling. Engine 320’s crew attempted an aggressive attack into the 2nd Division. They encountered high heat and zero visibility as they tried to find the seat of the fire. The crew from Truck 375 were assigned to open the roof up with the hopes to elevate some of the conditions on the 2nd Division. The heat continued to build and the visibility remained the same so command pulled all companies out of the building and prepared for a defensive attack. Once exterior operations were started and an elevated master stream was used the fire was slowly brought under control. Crews remained on scene for approximately 4 hours overhauling and extinguishing hot spots. The Bluffton Twp Fire Dist Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Units on scene – Engine 320, 323, 326, 325, Truck 375, Service 365, Battalion 5, 301, 303

Structure Fire on Maiden Lane
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October 31 2014 – During the annual PACE testing Shifted 1 was dispatched to Maiden Lane for a reported Structure Fire. Engine 320 arrived on scene and reported a working fire in a single wide mobile home and were able to make quick work of the fire. Engine 324 arrived on scene and pulled a secondary line while Engine 323 was assigned RIT. Once the fire was knocked down the crews overhauled the fire looking for hot spots.

Units on scene – Engine 320, 324, 323, Truck 375, Service 365, Battalion 1, 307, Beaufort County EMS, and Bluffton PD.