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Final Arrangements for Dean Douglas Posted

It is with deep sorrow that the Greenville County Fire Chiefs Association announces the passing of Dean Douglas. Dean was a long time paramedic, having worked for numerous EMS agencies, while serving as a Paramedic with the Greenville County Sherriff’s Office SWAT team. He was a dedicated father, husband and friend to many. For thirty plus years, Dean has had influence in the advancement of all aspects of Emergency Services providing instruction and coaching throughout the State of South Carolina. Most recently, Dean established a scholarship fund, the “Kilted Public Service Scholarship Foundation, (donations are accepted at any SunTrust Bank branch or on FACE BOOK page at I support Dean Douglas), for those with ambitions to work and/or excel in the emergency services fields. Dean’s professionalism and willingness to share his knowledge was one of his strongest attributes, as he is considered by most as a “giant” in the field of emergency services delivery.

Dean was also an avid bagpiper holding memberships in many Local, Regional and State honor guard programs; within all of the emergency response disciplines. Deans spent many hours, away from home, playing at the memorial services of fallen first responders. His commitment to assuring that every member of “our emergency services family” receive their proper recognition, took Dean all over the country where he is well known amongst his peers. He will be missed.

The Greenville County Fire Chiefs Association has started a Go Fund Me account at https://www.gofundme.com/benevolence-fund  to help offset memorial service costs. 

The service for Dean will be held on Saturday March 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm in Timmons Arena located on the campus of Furman University at  3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613.  Those attending may want to arrive early because a large crowd is expected.  The family will be available for condolences after the memorial service at Timmons Arena.  

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