Michael Louis Broz

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: Mar 10, 2013 16:30
Date of death: Mar 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.