USFA: South Carolina On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Tyron Weston, 51, of the Columbia Fire Department on July 26, 2015.

Weston fell ill while on shift on July 3, 2015.  During his recovery, Firefighter Weston passed away on the morning of Sunday, July 26, 2015. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Tyron Weston at
To date, 49 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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