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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 4th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Clifford “Cliff” Sanders 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 Caney Volunteer Fire Department.

Clifford “Cliff” Sanders

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 24

Date of Incident: 01/28/2015
Time of Incident: 1537hrs
Date of Death: 01/29/2015

Fire Department: Caney Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 127 N Spring St, Caney, KS, 67333
Fire Department Chief: Tom Jones

Incident Description: Firefighter Sanders became ill and collapsed at the firehouse while responding to a grass fire call. Sanders was treated immediately at the station by fellow responders and transported to Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and then on to St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa where he died January 29th from a stroke.

Incident Location: 127 N Spring St, Caney, KS, 67333

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Clifford "Cliff" Sanders at

To date, four firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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