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Dale “Clint” Clinton Hardemon


Lieutenant Hardemon and the members of his fire department responded to a fire in a manufactured home. Firefighter Hardemon operated the apparatus and assisted with hose deployment on the scene. The incident concluded at approximately 1120hrs.

Lieutenant Hardemon was back at the fire station at approximately 1414hrs preparing to repair a flat tire on a fire department boat trailer. He told the fire chief that he was feeling dizzy and suddenly collapsed. The fire chief called for assistance and provided emergency medical care. Lieutenant Hardemon was transported to the hospital but died as the result of a heart attack.

Fire incident – vicinity of Davis Drive and Frog Level Road (U.S. National Grid: 16S DB 8632 6623); Fatal heart attack - 1139 Main Street, West Blocton, AL 35184 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DB 8931 6433)

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Dale “Clint” Clinton Hardemon 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.

Department information

West Blocton Fire Department
1139 Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 16S DB 8931 6433
West Blocton, Alabama 35184

Chief: Joe McCool

Age: 58
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 13, 2017 14:14
Date of death: August 13, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty

Last updated: June 18, 2018

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