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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: SC

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 13th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Michael Broz has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Dorchester County Fire Rescue.

Michael L. Broz

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 31

Date of Incident: 03/10/2013
Time of Incident: 1630hrs
Date of Death: 03/10/2013

Fire Department: Dorchester County Fire Rescue
Address: 109 Dutch Krakeel RD, St. George, SC 29477
Fire Department Chief: Tres’ Atkinson

Incident Description: Firefighter Broz passed away from injuries sustained when his personally owned vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree while he was responding to an outdoor fire in the Francis Beidler Forest. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Broz was reported to have been wearing seat restraints at the time of the accident.

Incident Location: Francis Beidler Forest (Horseford RD)

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Michael L. Broz at

To date, 13 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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