Fallen Firefighters Honored At SCFA Memorial


Colt Roy Photo


South Carolina firefighters who sacrificed their lives to service in their community were honored in a special service on Wednesday.

Seven names are added to the plaque at the South Carolina Fire Academy’s memorial to update the list all those firefighters in South Carolina who paid the ultimate price in service.

The two most recent firefighters who paid the ultimate price for their communities were Chris Ray, who served with the Conway Fire Department and Jeff Worsham, who served with the Whitesville Fire Department.

It’s been just over a year since Ray was killed while responding to a house fire, where his department’s fire engine backed over him and killed him. On Wednesday, his family thanked the fire department for standing with them, supporting them in the tough time since their loved one’s passing.

The bell rang out, bagpipe, and taps played for each of their names in the ceremony to honor them at the fire academy. Their names are now all engraved on the plaques next to the eternal flame.


About Colt Roy

Editor and Photojournalist for SConFire.com. Currently employed by the Department of Defense as a Firefighter/EMT. Past North Charleston Fire Department and Whitesville Fire Department. Colt is also the owner of 3 House Photography where his work that doesn't go to SConFire.com is published. You can also follow Colt's work at Heliweb Magazine where he is primary correspondent for coverage of helicopter aviation relating to helicopter air ambulance services and aerial firefighting. Colt uses Canon gear and is currently shooting with a 6D and 50D cameras, 24-105L, 70-200 2.8L, 12-24 F/4.5-5.6 EX.