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Clifford “Cliff” Robert Sanders

Firefighter Sanders and the members of the Caney Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a wildland fire. Firefighter Sanders responded to the fire station. Firefighter Sanders collapsed at the station, was treated by fellow firefighters, and he was transported to a local hospital. He was transferred to a regional hospital in Tulsa, where he died in the early morning hours of January 30, 2015. His death was caused by a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke.

Incident Location: 127 N Spring St, Caney, KS, 67333 (U.S. National Grid: 15S TB 3873 0033)

Department Information

Caney Volunteer Fire Department
127 N Spring St
U.S. National Grid: 15S TB 3873 0033
Caney, Kansas 67333

Chief: Tom Jones

Clifford “Cliff” Robert Sanders 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: 55 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Jan 28, 2015 15:37
Date of Death: Jan 29, 2015 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Cerebrovascular Accident 
Activity Type: Responding 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property