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Andrew Orphanoudakis


On Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, Lieutenant Andrew Orphanoudakis responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known case of COVID-19.  He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.  Lieutenant Orphanoudakis has been posthumously promoted to Captain.

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

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: October 05, 2021