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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 11th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Sergeant Kenneth M. Stanton 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 Sandy Springs Fire Department.

Kenneth M. Stanton

Rank: Sergeant
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 3

Date of Incident: 02/15/2015
Time of Incident: 2100hrs
Date of Death: 02/15/2015

Fire Department: Sandy Springs Fire Department
Address: 740 Blackman Road, Pendleton, SC 29670
Fire Department Chief: Jimmy Ray Sutherland

Incident Description: Sergeant Stanton was directing traffic at the scene of a previous vehicle accident when an approaching vehicle drove around emergency equipment and struck him. Stanton was immediately treated at the scene and then transported to the hospital where he passed away from injuries sustained. The driver of the vehicle who struck Sergeant Stanton is being charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident.

Incident Location: Highway 76

Tribute is being paid to Sergeant Kenneth M. Stanton at

To date, 11 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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