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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 13th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Dwight W. Bazile 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.

Dwight W. Bazile



Rank: Captain
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 37



Date of Incident: 02/19/2015
Time of Incident: 1845hrs
Date of Death: 02/21/2015


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


Incident Description: Fire Captain Bazile fell ill shortly after responding to a residential structure fire with reports of people trapped inside. Captain Bazile was operating inside of the structure with other firefighters when he began experiencing a medical emergency. He was able to walk out of the burning building under his own power, but collapsed outside shortly thereafter and went into cardiac arrest. Captain Bazile was immediately treated by fellow responders and transported to Memorial Herman Hospital where he succumbed to his injury two days later.


Incident Location: 6400 block of England Street


Tribute is being paid to Captain Dwight W. Bazile at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/


To date, 13 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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