USFA On-Duty Death: South Carolina

United States Fire Administration
19 October 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Captain Kenneth Roy Sott, 65, of Summerville Fire & Rescue on 17 October 2022.

On Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, Captain Kenneth Roy Sott returned home after physical fitness training with recruit firefighters. A short time later, he experienced a medical emergency and was rushed to the Summerville Medical Center where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 65
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 17, 2022 8:40 a.m.
Date of death: October 17, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Educational

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 78.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

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

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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