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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 63rd Line Of Duty Deaths for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter/EMT Stuart Hardy 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 Burton Fire District.

Stuart Hardy

Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 1

Date of Incident: 09/13/2015
Time of Incident: 1206hrs
Date of Death: 09/24/2015

Fire Department: Burton Fire District
Address: 36 Burton Hill RD, Beaufort, SC 29906-4264
Fire Department Chief: Harry Roundtree

Incident Description: Firefighter/EMT Hardy passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined after suffering a medical emergency while working at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on September 13th, 2015.

Incident Location: Mroz Road and Pelican Circle

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/EMT Stuart Hardy at

To date, 63 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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