It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 35th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Hugh Ferguson has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Damon Volunteer Fire Department.
Rank: Fire Chief
Years of Service: 36
Date of Incident: 04/21/2014
Time of Incident: 2300hrs
Date of Death: 04/21/2014
Fire Department: Damon Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 118, 3523 Cedar ST, Damon, TX 77430
Fire Department Chief: Pending
Incident Description: While working to establish a water supply at the scene of a vacant residential building fire, Fire Chief Ferguson collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Fellow responders immediately rendered assistance to Ferguson and transported him by Life Flight to the Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Incident Location: Commerce Street and Woodward Street
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Hugh Ferguson at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 35 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...