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.
Rank: Pump Operator/Paramedic
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 http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
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 http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...