Special Operations at Midway Fire Rescue
The Special Operations at Midway Fire Rescue is unique as the crews on each shift are trained in various diciplines at various levels.
The Midway Fire Rescue, Water Rescue Division is logistically unique due to the team members being a blend of Firefighter/Paramedics and Fire Fighters/EMT-Basics. The overall mission includes the ability to search for and rescue victims from the worst of environments. Water Rescue focuses on, but is not limited to, ocean rescue and moving water incidents within our jurisdiction and assisting mutal aid as requested. Each station is equipped with a water rescue unit(s) and trained personnel to make a timely response to a water rescue.
Each station is equipped with a water rescue unit (s):
Surf I: Ford Ranger with Jet Ski
River I: Carolina Skiff equiped with Fire Pump and Monitor
Beach I: Off-Road Vehicle utilized to make quick access to incidents that cannot be accessed by other units.
Surf 2: Ford Ranger with Jet Ski
Ocean 1: Inflatable Rubber Water Craft
Surf 3: Ford Ranger with Jet Ski
Georgetown County assembled a Technical Rescue Team. This team is made up of personnel from both Georgetown County Fire / EMS as well as Midway Fire Rescue. These two departments came together to form one highly trained team specializing in rescue such as: Rope Rescue, Confined Space, Collapse, HazMat, Wilderness Search and Rescue, and Trench Rescues. This team covers all 815 square miles of Georgetown County as well any mutual aid to surrounding areas that is requested.
Trench Rescue Trailer
Rescue 816: Technical Rescue Unit that is utilized to transport equipment for the team.
Other Resources are spread through Georgetown County.
The Midway Fire Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response Team is another unique part of Special Operations. The goals of the "Hazmat Team" is to protect life and the environment by responding to any chemical or other material emergency and minimizing the dangers associated with them. While the team is made up mainly of Midway Fire Rescue personnel, it is also utilized for the Georgetown County Technical Rescue Team. The team has trained personnel in all aspects of Hazardous Materials that include Operations, Technicians and advanced training in many forms of hazardous materials responses.
Hazardous Materials Trailer
Wildland Firefighting Team
The Midway Fire Rescue, Wildland Firefighting Team makes available wildland firefighting forces to suppress wildland fires to protect lives, personal property and natural resources.
Engine 841: This apparatus carries all MFR rural front line wildland firefighting equipment along with over 2700 gallons of water.
Bicycle Emergency Response Team (BERT)
The mission of Midway Fire Rescue Bicycle Emergency Response Team is to provide patient care within a minimal amount of time utilizing bicycles, basic and advanced medical equipment and specialized highly trained medical personnel at special events until additional medical resources become available. Additionally, the BERT will educate the community on bicycle safety and serve as a positive role model for the youth on proper cycling ethics.