Current Status Bill Number:
4210Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950511Primary Sponsor: CaveAll Sponsors: CaveDrafted Document Number: jic\5969cm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950516Subject: Allendale County Citizens
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950516 Received from Senate Senate 19950511 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19950511 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
RECOGNIZING AND APPLAUDING THE HEROIC EFFORTS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ALLENDALE COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FOR RESCUING AND PROVIDING MEDICAL TREATMENT, FOOD, AND SHELTER TO THE PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS ABOARD THE AMTRAK SILVER STAR WHICH DERAILED IN ALLENDALE COUNTY ON MAY 2, 1995.
Whereas, the Amtrak Silver Star, carrying two hundred sixty-five passengers and fourteen crew members, derailed in Allendale County at approximately 2:45 a.m. on May 2, 1995; and
Whereas, emergency medical services personnel from Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Hampton Counties and the Savannah River Site responded quickly to the emergency scene and were able to evacuate all passengers and crew members safely; and
Whereas, each passenger and crew member received the highest level of medical treatment from physicians and medical personnel associated with the Allendale, Barnwell, and Hampton County hospitals and from Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia; and
Whereas, food and emergency shelter were provided to the Amtrak passengers and crew members by the Allendale and Hampton County chapters of the American Red Cross, the Allendale County Department of Social Services, the Allendale County School District, and the Allendale County Emergency Preparedness Office; and
Whereas, the accident scene was secured by law enforcement officers employed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Allendale County Sheriff's Department, the Town of Allendale Police Department, the Town of Fairfax Police Department, and firefighting units from the Towns of Allendale, Fairfax, Ulmer, and Hampton; and
Whereas, employees and volunteers associated with numerous other agencies, including the Allendale County Tax Assessor's Office, the Allendale County Maintenance Department, and the Federal Correctional Institution in Hampton County unselfishly participated in the effort to meet the needs of each person aboard the Amtrak Silver Star. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby recognize the heroic efforts performed by the men and women of Allendale County and the surrounding communities for rescuing and providing medical treatment, food, and shelter to the passengers and crew members aboard the Amtrak Silver Star which derailed in Allendale County on May 2, 1995.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each department, agency, and institution contained in this resolution.