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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

USFA: South Carolina Assistant Chief: On-Duty Death 07.09.2013

Assistant Fire Chief Rodney Hardee, 60, on July 6, 2013 at 2224hrs, responded to a brush fire late in the evening. Upon return from the response, Assistant Chief Hardee complained of having a headache and then departed the station and returned home. Early the next morning, Assistant Chief Hardee failed to respond on another emergency call. His wife noticed he was seriously ill and contacted 911 Fire/EMS for a possible stroke. Assistant Chief Hardee was transported to Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach where surgery was performed that day. Assistant Chief Hardee succumbed to his CVA injury and passed away around 0200hrs on the morning of July 9th.

Community mourns Loris Assistant Fire Chief who served for 40 ye - WBTW-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Florence, SC

Rodney Hardee leaves behind a wife, 2 sons, and 5 grandchildren.

Our condolences to the Hardee Family & Friends, the Loris Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Assistant Fire Chief Rodney Hardee's passing. 

To date, 69 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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