Michael Louis Broz, Firefighter

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Firefighter Broz was responding in his personal vehicle to a report of a wildland fire. Firefighter Broz suffered a heart attack and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Firefighters responded and found that Firefighter Broz was deceased. Firefighter Broz was reported to be wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Incident Location: Vicinity of Francis Beidler Forest (Horseford RD - USNG: 17S NS 5759 6118)

Department information

Dorchester County Fire Rescue
109 Dutch Krakeel RD,
USNG: 17S NS 41586 71623
St. George, South Carolina 29477

Chief: Tres’ Atkinson

Michael Louis Broz was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 58
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 10, 2013 16:30
Date of death: March 10, 2013
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Memorial fund information

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cummings Chapel, PO Box 351, Ridgeville, SC 29472; and/or, Dorchester County Fire Rescue, 109 Dutch Krakeel RD, St. George, SC 29437.