COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews from Colleton County Fire-Rescue joined a fellow firefighter on a memorial walk over the weekend.
Firefighter Tom “Bull” Hill and his group of walkers passed through Colleton County, walking 17 miles of ACE Basin Parkway – or US 17 – from Beaufort County to Charleston County Saturday and Sunday.
Hill’s walk, ‘Carrying My Brother’s Burden Memorial,’ is part of the Firehood Foundation Walk and highlights Public Safety employees’ illnesses such as suicide and PTSD.
The Firehood Foundation Walk began in Florida and will end in Charleston on June 18 in time for the 14th anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire where 9 Charleston firefighters died on June 18, 2007.
Burton and Sheldon Fire Districts in Beaufort County assisted the group earlier in the week and handed the group off to Colleton Firefighters Saturday morning, according to Colleton County Fire-Rescue.
“Colleton, in turn, escorted them through the county and handed them off to Saint Paul’s Fire District in Charleston County Sunday afternoon,” the agency said.