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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Blackstock, SC

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Jimmy E. Cameron

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 20+

Date of Incident: 06/16/2009

Time of Incident: 1845hrs

Date of Death: 06/16/2009

Fire Department: South Chester Fire Department

Address: 2252 Columbia HWY, Blackstock, SC 29014-8969

Fire Department Chief: M. Blair White

Incident Description: Firefighter Cameron passed away in his personal vehicle from a heart attack while performing a damage assessment survey for the fire department in the aftermath of a major storm that struck the Chester, SC, area.

 Incident Location: Douglas School Road

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation, 06/19/2009, 1800-2000hrs, Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie St, Chester, SC. Funeral services 06/20/2009 @ 1100hrs, Woodward Baptist Church, 1570 Ashford Rd, Chester, SC.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: The family has asked that any memorials in honor of Firefighter Jimmy E. Cameron be made to the South Chester Fire Department, 2252 Columbia HWY, Blackstock, SC 29014-8969

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jimmy E. Cameron at

To date, 49 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 48 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and one from a previous year incident.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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