Christopher Gene Ray

Firefighter II Ray was operating on the scene of a working residential structure fire when he was struck and killed by a fire engine. According to a preliminary description of the incident from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Ray was riding on a Conway fire engine when he fell off and was struck as the fire truck reversed over him. The incident remains under investigation by local and state authorities.

Incident Location: Fire: 1000 block of Hickory Circle (U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 7936 4598); Firefighter fatality: Hickory Circle & Tinker Town Aven

Department Information

Conway Fire Rescue
PO Drawer 1075, 1600 Ninth Avenue
U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 7964 4600
Conway, South Carolina 29528

Chief: Phillip L. “Le” Hendrick, Jr.

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

Rank: Firefighter II 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Mar 20, 2016 15:23
Date of death: Mar 20, 2016 
Cause of death: Fall 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential