Probationary Firefighter Amy Dimmery responded to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) call on January 2, 2017 reported at 1515hrs. Units cleared the scene at 1600hrs. Before making it back to their home, she and her husband, also a firefighter, were involved in a MVA. Firefighter Amy Dimmery was entrapped and response personnel began resuscitation efforts on their arrival. Firefighter Amy Dimmery was taken by Marion Medic 10 to Carolinas Hospital in Marion and died as a result of her injuries shortly after arriving. As of January 3, 2017, her husband, Firefighter Freddie Dimmery remains in McLeod Hospital in serious condition.
Incident Location: MVAs: (1 - 1515hrs) US HWY 76 and Laughlin RD (U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 4119 8304); (2 - 1544hrs) US HWY 76 and Schofield RD (U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 4244 8275)
Marion Rural Fire Department
226 LAUGHLIN RD POB 142
U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 4096 8397
Marion, South Carolina 29571
Chief: Billy Wallace
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.