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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 34th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter William Danes has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Brazos County Precinct 3 Volunteer Fire Department.

William Richard Danes

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: 05/17/2012 Time of Incident: 2053hrs Date of Death: 05/17/2012 Fire Department: Brazos County Precinct 3 Volunteer Fire Department Address: P.O. Box 5453, Bryan, TX 77805-5453 Fire Department Chief: Gerald Burnett Incident Description: Firefighter Danes passed away from an apparent heart attack while participating in training at the TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station. Incident Location: College Station, TX Funeral Arrangements: Pending Tribute is being paid to Firefighter William Richard Danes at To date, 34 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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