Firefighter-EMT dies after losing battle with cancer

Robby Brannon was a firefighter-EMT for 25 years before being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer


By EMS1 Staff

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — A firefighter-EMT died Wednesday night after losing his battle with cancer.

FOX Carolina reported that 25-year veteran Lt. Robby Brannon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in June. Doctors told him the cancer had spread to his lungs, liver, hips and right femur.

Lt. Robby Brannon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in June. (Photo/GoFundMe)
Lt. Robby Brannon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in June. (Photo/GoFundMe)

Over the course of his career, Lt. Brannon worked with the Goose Creek City Fire Department, South Greenville Fire Department, Clear Springs Fire and Rescue and Old Fort Fire Department. He also taught at the South Carolina Fire Academy.

“Robby was a very energetic spirit and never met a stranger,” South Greenville Fire Department said in a statement. “He always welcomed our new firefighters into the family and helped mentor them and train them into the leaders of the fire service in the upstate today.”

A GoFundMe has been started to raise money for Lt. Brannon’s family. You can donate here.

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