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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 10th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Dwight Hilton has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the East Central Volunteer Fire Department.

Dwight Hilton

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 8

Date of Incident: 02/01/2014
Time of Incident: 1230hrs
Date of Death: 02/01/2014

Fire Department: East Central Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 4342 East Newman RD, Liberty, MS 39645
Fire Department Chief: Campbell (Cam) Sharp

Incident Description: Firefighter Hilton suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting an outdoors fire that was threatening homes in the area. According to officials, the cause of the fire is under investigation and may have been intentionally set in several locations.

Incident Location: North of MS HWY 24 & Winding Road

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Dwight Hilton at

To date, 10 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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