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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 77th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter/Driver Operator & Paramedic Alejandro Castro 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 Brownsville Fire Department.

Alejandro Castro

Rank: Pump Operator/Paramedic
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 14

Date of Incident: 11/16/2014
Time of Incident: 2230hrs
Date of Death: 11/16/2014

Fire Department: Brownsville Fire Department
Address: 625 E 12th ST, Brownsville, TX 78520
Fire Department Chief: Leonardo L. Perez

Incident Description: Pump Operator/Paramedic Castro was found unresponsive while on-duty inside of Brownsville Fire Station 8. Castro had succumbed in the fire station to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: Fire station No.8, 1800 block of Capt. Foust Rd.

Tribute is being paid to Pump Operator/Paramedic Alejandro Castro at

To date, 77 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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