Marion firefighter is killed while returning home

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Probationary Firefighter Amy Dimmery, 34, of the Marion Rural Fire Department on January 2, 2017.

Probationary Firefighter Amy Dimmery responded to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) call on January 2, 2017 reported at 1515hrs. Units cleared the scene at 1600hrs. Before making it back to their home, she and her husband, also a firefighter, were involved in a MVA. Firefighter Amy Dimmery was entrapped and response personnel began resuscitation efforts on their arrival. Firefighter Amy Dimmery was taken by Marion Medic 10 to Carolinas Hospital in Marion and died as a result of her injuries shortly after arriving. As of January 3, 2017, her husband, Firefighter Freddie Dimmery remains in McLeod Hospital in serious condition.

Tribute is being paid to Probationary Firefighter Dimmery at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 1 firefighter fatality have been reported to USFA in 2017.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html


Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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