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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 19th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Senior Captain Thomas Dillion has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Houston Fire Department.

Thomas "Bill" Dillion

Rank: Senior Captain
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 22
Date of Incident: 03/14/2012
Time of Incident: 0900hrs
Date of Death: 03/14/2012

Fire Department: Houston Fire Department
Address: 1205 Dart ST, Houston, TX 77007-4223
Fire Department Chief: Terry A. Garrison

Incident Description: Senior Captain Dillion arrived with other firefighters at the scene of a residential cooking fire. As he approached the entrance to the apartment building he experienced a medical emergency and collapsed. Dillion was treated immediately and transported to the West Houston Medical Center Hospital where he passed away from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: 7520 Cook Road, Houston, TX

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Senior Captain Thomas "Bill" Dillion at

To date, 19 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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