Hey everyone just wanted to let everyone know I did an interview last week and it has been published in the Sumter herald. If you wanna check it out the web address is www. my sumterherald.com Hope each and every one of you enjoy it and take care.
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on March 17, 2008 at 10:58am —
Longtime firefighter honored
Watts recognized with Post 15's annual award
Chris Moore / The Item
Robert Watts of the Sumter Fire Department was recently named the 2008 Firefighter of the Year by Sumter American Legion Post 15. He is seen outside headquarters Tuesday morning at the corner of Hampton Avenue and Magnolia Street.
By RANDY BURNS
Item Staff Writer
A 32-year veteran with the Sumter Fire… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on February 14, 2008 at 9:39am —
Big mistake: Bank robbery turns out to be false alarm
Chris Moore / The Item
Officers had their guns drawn at the Wachovia Bank at 1119 Broad Street during what was thought to be a robbery attempt. In actuality, a courier, Charles Montgomery, was trying to make a deposit for his company.
By KEN BELL
Item City Editor
It looked like a classic bank robbery: police diverting traffic from the front of the… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on February 14, 2008 at 9:30am —
Courtesy of SConFire.com
JACKSONBORO, S.C. -- Colleton County Fire Rescue Engine 601 was involved in an MVA, injuring a firefighter.
The 25-year-old firefighter is now in stable condition and is being treated at the Medical University of South Carolina.
He has broken ribs, a broken collarbone, and a broken leg. The engine, however, is totaled and beyond repair.
Firehouse.com will provide more information on this story as it… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on February 12, 2008 at 6:40am —
Sumter man dies in Boulevard Road wreck…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on February 7, 2008 at 8:21am —
A woman from Canada was killed and her husband seriously injured Friday when the pair were struck by a truck while walking along U.S. 378 after leaving a restaurant about 17 miles east of Sumter just before 8 p.m. Continue
Elizabeth Davies, 74, of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple trauma by Sumter County Coroner Verna…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on February 6, 2008 at 3:51pm —
School bus, van collide
More than a dozen taken to Tuomey; no one seriously injured…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on January 31, 2008 at 11:15am —
Mayesville church vandalized Sheriff says suspect arrested Sunday suffers from mental illness Chris Moore / The Item Deacon Alfred Wheeler of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church talks Monday morning about the damage inflicted on 16 windows at the East Sumter Street church in Mayesville during the early morning hours on Sunday. The damage prevented members from worshipping in the sanctuary during Sunday's church service. Related Links Photo Gallery: Mayesville church vandalized By MARY DOLAN Item… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on January 29, 2008 at 4:35pm —
SUMTER COUNTY (WLTX) - Sumter firefighters were on the scene of a warehouse fire just outside of downtown Sumter Monday afternoon. As of 11 p.m. Monday, about 50 crew members were still on the scene. Continue
The warehouse caught fire just after 2 p.m.
Captain Brian Horton told News19 that the location is off of South Lafayette Boulevard. He says, "It's pretty engulfed."
According to Sumter County EMS, one firefighter was…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on January 22, 2008 at 6:59am —
Pizza delivery turns fatal
Deputies investigate mobile home robbery that claimed driver…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on January 14, 2008 at 9:23am —
Well it is Friday and has been another slow week here at the station. I Have sat and listened to everyone run but me. But thats every week here at Mayesville 5. But on the bright side I started part time with EMS last week so their will be a little excitement in my week come the weekend. I guess you could say I have the good and the bad of it all. So far this morning their has been 3 MVA.s on the outher side of the county and one house/grass fire on my side but out of my response area. So I… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on November 30, 2007 at 10:39am —
Well I did it today I passed my practicals for my EMT I class I am half way their. I will admit I was not sure of my pt. assessment skills for trauma but it all fell together while doing the work station. Well I have to schedule my written test now so I guess it is still time to hit the books for a while longer.
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on November 15, 2007 at 9:11pm —
Well here I am again writing in my space I call my blog. I have had something wondering in my mind now for a while that I was asked a while back by a grade school kid. She asked me what it was like to be a fireman. Well hince to my blog title The life of a fireman was born.
Well I answered her question by saying it was fun and exciting. Never a dull moment and always enjoy helping outhers and she was happy to know that. But in reality being a fire fighter means… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on November 2, 2007 at 11:07pm —
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 30, 2007 at 8:30am —
Smoke alarms didn’t sound
Fire chief says Eargle followed protocol…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 29, 2007 at 6:08pm —
Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 32 calls Monday, including 26 medical calls, one assault, one motor vehicle wreck, three other traumas and one fire standby.
Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 34 calls Tuesday, including 24 medical calls, three motor vehicle wrecks, three falls, two other traumas and two cardiac arrests.
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 29, 2007 at 12:33am —
Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 27 calls Wednesday, including 21 medical calls, one assault, one motor vehicle wreck, three falls and one other traumas.
Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to three calls Wednesday, including two medical calls and one false alarm.FIRE CALLS:
The Sumter Fire Department responded to nine calls Tuesday, including two structure fires, two motor vehicle wrecks, one… Continue
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 28, 2007 at 6:09am —
BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) - A fire station caught on fire Tuesday night. It happened in the small town of Bishopville. The fast response of Lee County firefighters and emergency workers helped avoid a total loss.
Lt. Brian Eargle says, "It's obvious no one is safe from fire. It can happen to anyone at anytime. Fire - it doesn't care who it picks."
Lt. Eargle takes WIS News 10's Angie Goff through the damaged building. In one blackened…
Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on September 27, 2007 at 6:24am —