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Media Release

Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Sends Engine and Personnel to Horry County

Release Date: September 19, 2018

Contact Information:
Joheida Fister email icon , Fire Marshal, 843-682-5140


South Carolina Firefighter Mobilization requested an engine company from Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue which deployed early Monday September 17th to Horry County. The engine is staffed with 4 personnel and is assigned to support Horry County Fire Rescue.

Their initial assignment was to staff Station 26 in Loris, SC along with a tanker company from Abbeville Fire Department. On Tuesday afternoon, both crews were moved to Station 13 in Long, SC. The station is currently staffed with Hilton Head Island’s engine, a tanker from Abbeville, a medic unit from Horry County, and Horry County volunteer firefighters. Neighborhoods in the area are expected to start flooding today with the crest of the rivers in the areas.

Hilton Head Island personnel pictured with Abbeville firefighters & Horry County volunteer firefighters

Photo: Hilton Head Island personnel pictured with Abbeville firefighters & Horry County volunteer firefighters