South Carolina News

Friday, May 17, 2024

Firefighter airlifted after crash with semi-truck in Spartanburg County

VIDEO: South Carolina Highway Patrol said troopers responded to a crash Thursday involving a fire truck blocking the roadway near the interstate in Spartanburg County. Troopers said the collision occurred near the intersection of Cross Anchor Road and I-26 at around 2:16 p.m. Spartanburg County Emergency Services Director Doug Bryson said the crew from Trinity Fire Department was responding to a call when their truck was involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler. According to troopers, the 18-wheeler was trying to turn left onto Cross Anchor Road from an exit on I-26 when they were struck by the fire truck. The fire truck then went off the road and down an embankment. Bryson said the driver of the fire truck was airlifted to the hospital with injuries and is believed to be in stable condition. Troopers confirmed that no other injuries were reported following the crash.
WHNS-TV FOX 21 Greenville

Region: CDC reports a decline in drug overdose deaths in North and South Carolina

According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths are down in North and South Carolina for the first time since 2018. The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said there is a decrease in accidental drug overdose deaths. Last year there were 89. There have been 18 so far this year. According to the Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, Narcan is the biggest factor saving lives in drug overdoses. “Our law enforcement, our firefighters, our EMS workers are seeing these overdoses at an alarming rate still, but we’re seeing more people saved by the interventions of the Narcan. The first responders are focusing on getting there quickly and getting that administered,” said Shore. Even though drug overdose deaths are declining, the coroner said the work is not over yet.
WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Five fire stations in Berkeley County score grant funds

Berkeley County Fire Departments are among the organizations and municipalities receiving grant funds thanks to a program to benefit low-income areas. As a part of the Community Development Block Grants program, the County awarded $1,252,433 to a variety of organizations. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is doled out under the guidance of the CDBG Advisory Committee to review applicants and determine which groups are eligible before making a recommendation to the County Council. Jamestown Rural Fire Department station six, C&B Volunteer Fire Department station four, Pine Ridge Fire Department stations nine and 11 and North Berkeley Fire Districts Shulerville/Honey Hill Fire Department will each receive $13,000 for new equipment.
WCSC-TV CBS 5 Charleston

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