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Monday, November 3, 2014

USFA: South Carolina Firefighter-Paramedic On-Duty Death 11.01.2014

On November 1, 2014 at 0200hrs, Firefighter-Paramedic Kellen Andrew Fleming,  29 suffered a heart attack in the bunkroom of the firehouse in the early morning hours. Firefighter-Paramedic  Fleming was treated immediately by a fellow paramedic and other responders at the station and was then transported to the hospital where he went into cardiac arrest. Despite efforts to revive him, Kellen Andrew Fleming succumbed to his injury. Firefighter-Paramedic Fleming had responded to several emergency incidents and worked fire prevention activities in the hours leading up to his fatal injury.
Our condolences to the Fleming Family & Friends, the Westview-Fairforest Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter-Paramedic Kellen Andrew Fleming’s passing.
To date, 72 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. 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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