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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 50th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & EMT Daniel Groover 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 Houston Fire Department.

Name: Daniel D. Groover  

Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 21

Date of Incident: 07/09/2014
Time of Incident: 1553hrs
Date of Death: 07/09/2014

Fire Department: Houston Fire Department
Address: 600 Jefferson, 7th FL, Houston, TX 77002
Fire Department Chief: Terry Garrison

Incident Description: Firefighter Groover collapsed while operating on the second floor interior of a burning residential structure. A Mayday was sounded and Groover was quickly removed from the building by fellow firefighters. He was then transported to a local medical center but did not survive the injuries sustained in the incident. An investigation into the circumstances of the fire and Groover’s death is underway by local and state authorities.

Incident Location: 1400 block of Mistletoe


Tribute is being paid to Daniel D. Groover at


To date, 50 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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