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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 72nd Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Paramedic Kellen andrew Fleming 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 Westview-Fairforest Fire Department.

Kellen Andrew Fleming

Rank: Firefighter-Paramedic
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 11/01/2014
Time of Incident: 0200hrs
Date of Death: 11/01/2014

Fire Department: Westview-Fairforest Fire Department
Address: 311 North Blackstock RD, Spartanburg, SC 29301
Fire Department Chief: Scott Garrett

Incident Description: Firefighter-Paramedic Fleming suffered a heart attack in the bunkroom of the firehouse in the early morning hours of November 1st. Fleming was treated immediately by a fellow paramedic and other responders at the station and was then transported to the hospital where he went into cardiac arrest. Despite efforts to revive him, Fleming succumbed to his injury. Firefighter-Paramedic Fleming had responded to several emergency incidents and worked fire prevention activities in the hours leading up to his fatal injury.

Incident Location: 311 North Blackstock RD, Spartanburg, SC 29301

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter-Paramedic Kellen Andrew Fleming at

To date, 72 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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