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

It is with the deepest sadness and sympathy that I post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and LT. Dillon Denton has made the ultimate sacrifice. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Charlotte Road/ Van Wyck Fire Department.

Dillon C. Denton

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 30+

Date of Incident: 12/06/2010

Time of Incident: 2000hrs

Date of Death: 12/07/2010

Fire Department: Charlotte Road/ Van Wyck Fire Department

Address: 4455 Old Hickory RD, Lancaster, SC 29720

Fire Department Chief: Craig Roff

Incident Description: Lieutenant Denton was participating in a training activity when he informed other members that he wasn't feeling well. He was assisted by fellow firefighters and Lancaster County EMS then airlifted to the Carolina Medical Center where he passed away early in the morning of December 7th from a reported brain aneurysm.

Incident Location: Next door to the fire department in the parking lot of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Dillon C. Denton at

To date, 81 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 79 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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