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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 53rd Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Gaston Gagne has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Baytown Fire Department.

Gaston Gagne

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 18
Date of Incident: 07/25/2011
Time of Incident: 1730hrs
Date of Death: 07/25/2011

Fire Department: Baytown Fire Department
Address: 201 E Wye DR, Baytown, TX 77521-4139
Fire Department Chief: Shon Blake
Fire Department POC: Melinda Foster

Incident Description: Firefighter Gagne passed away from an apparent heart attack after returning home from responding to three incidents earlier that day.
Incident Location: Pending.

Funeral Arrangements: Saturday, 07/30/11 - Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 3730 Farm Market Road 160 N, Raywood, TX 77582

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Donations in honor of Firefighter Gagne may be sent to the Beacon Federal Credit Union, 2812 N Alexander DR, Baytown, TX 77520-2957, c/o Elizabeth Gagne in memory of Gaston Gagne. Beacon Federal Credit Union Phone Number: 281-471-1782

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gaston Gagne at
To date, 53 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 48 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and five from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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