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

It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter Engineer Charles Flintom. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Pelham-Batesville Fire Department.

Charles Robert “Bob” Flintom

Rank: Engineer
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 30+
Date of Incident: 07/01/2010
Time of Incident: 1000hrs
Date of Death: 07/04/20010

Fire Department:
Pelham-Batesville Fire Department
Address: 2761 S Highway 14, Greer, SC 29650-4926
Fire Department Chief: Phill Jolley
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Firefighter Flintom was in the fire station kitchen preparing lunch when he blacked-out, fell, and struck his head. Flintom went to the hospital and discovered his fall had caused some internal bleeding. The following day, Firefighter Flintom’s condition worsened and he became unconscious, passing away from his injury on July 4th.

Incident Location: 2761 S Highway 14, Greer, SC 29650-4926

Funeral Arrangements: 07/10/2010 @ 1400hrs, Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel in Spartanburg.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter-Engineer Charles Robert “Bob” Flintom at

To date, 41 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 39 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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