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Andrew David Orphanoudakis


Lieutenant Orphanoudakis was exposed to COVID-19 during on-duty activities on an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) incident. He became ill and his health worsened. He died on Oct. 3, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications. Lieutenant Orphanoudakis has been posthumously promoted to Captain.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Andrew David Orphanoudakis was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Hardeeville Fire Department
30 Martin ST
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

Chief: Steve Camp

Age: 56
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 31, 2021 5:24 a.m.
Date of death: October 3, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: July 07, 2022