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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 49th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Tyron Weston 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 Columbia SC Fire Department.

Tyron Weston

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 25

Date of Incident: 07/03/2015
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 07/26/2015

Fire Department: Columbia Fire Department
Address: 1800 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201
Fire Department Chief: Aubrey D. Jenkins

Incident Description: Firefighter Weston fell ill while on shift on July 3, 2015. During his recovery, Firefighter Weston passed away on the morning of Sunday, July 26, 2015. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Incident Location: CFD Station 31, 1911 McCords Ferry Rd, Eastover, SC 29044

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Tyron Weston at

To date, 49 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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