Special for The Press and Standard
Get to know #yourColletonFirefighter Pete Bohrer! Firefighter EMT Bohrer is assigned to the Station 26 Platoon on “B” Shift. Here is more information about FF/EMT Bohrer:
Pete joined Colleton County Fire-Rescue in January 2018. Prior to moving to South Carolina, he was an electrician with Ridg-U-Rak Incorporated in Northeast Pennsylvania. Pete entered the fire service at the age of sixteen as an explorer firefighter with Perry Hi-Way Hose Company in Erie, Pennsylvania. Chief Kip Hayford took Pete under his wing, laying out a solid foundation for Pete and paving the way for him to become a certified Firefighter II and PA-EMR. After obtaining his certifications, he joined the Erie County HAZMAT Team and became a certified HAZMAT Technician. In 2016, Pete moved to Charleston and landed a job with Old Fort Fire Department. Looking for something different, he applied to Colleton and accepted a “D” Shift position as a firefighter. While on “D” Shift, Pete obtained his NREMT-B and transitioned to a 24/48 shift assignment. Several factors motivated Pete to enter the fire service; he learned about 9/11 in school, his older brother took him to the station to show off the trucks and equipment, and he talked with local firefighters who visited his school during Fire Prevention Week.
When Pete is not on shift or serving his community as a volunteer with Pimlico Fire Department, he enjoys railfanning, traveling, hiking, and doing technical projects.
For more information visit @Colletoncountyfire.