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Firefighter Fatalities

Notifications of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and fatality news and investigations

San Francisco Christopher G. Yock

San Francisco Firefighter Dies After Fighting Airport Parking Garage Fire

Firefighter Christopher Yock, 58, died after responding to a fire involving six cars at an airport parking garage.
Fallen Smokejumper Tim Hart

Fallen WY Smokejumper Honored by Fellow Wildland Firefighters

Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, died following a hard fall while fighting a New Mexico wildfire on May 24.
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CA Firefighter Killed in Shooting at Fire Station

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Firefighter Specialist Tory Carlon, 44, was shot and killed and a captain was injured at the Agua Dulce Fire Station.
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WY Smokejumper Dies of Injuries Sustained at NM Fire

Tim Hart of Cody, Wyoming, suffered a hard fall on May 24 while responding to a fire in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
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Smokejumper Dies After Being Injured at NM Wildland Fire

Smokejumper/Firefighter Tim Hart, 36, of the West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center, was working the Eiks Fire in New Mexico when he was injured.
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NC Firefighter Dies Following Physical Fitness Training

LaGrangeFirefighter Charles Wayne Spry, 51, attended mandated physical fitness training and subsequently passed away from a cardiac event.
Firefighters at mass for fallen New Haven Firefighter Ricardo Torres

Fallen New Haven (CT) Firefighter Ricardo Torres Laid to Rest

Firefighter Ricardo Torres will be laid to rest in Hartford today following a procession and church service in New Haven.

Funeral Set for Fallen New Haven (CT) Firefighter

Ricardo Torres Jr., 30, left behind his wife, Erica Martinez, who is pregnant, and son Oliver Torres, according to his obituary.
New Haven CT Firefighter LODD Richardo Torres Jr.

Investigators Probe Whether Hoarding Was Factor in New Haven (CT) LODD

Fire investigators are examining whether hoarding was a factor in the New Haven house fire that killed one firefighter and seriously injured another, a state police sergeant said Thursday.
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CT Firefighter Dies after Mayday at House Fire

The U.S. Fire Administration has issued a report on the death of Firefighter Ricardo "Rico" Torres, who died after he and his lieutenant, were pulled from the second floor of a house fire in New Haven, Connecticut.