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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

 TXIt is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 5th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Richard J. Cano 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 Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.

Richard J. Cano

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 4

Date of Incident: 11/22/2015
Time of Incident: 0845hrs
Date of Death: 11/29/2015

Fire Department: Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 9630 Telge Road, Houston, TX 77095
Fire Department Chief: Amy Ramon

Incident Description: Firefighter Richard J. Cano worked a 24-hour shift from 0600hrs on November, 21, 2015, to 0600hrs on November 22, 2015. During that shift, Cano responded to three incidents. Cano was dispatched with Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department's Engine 1 to the last of these incidents, a three-alarm apartment fire, at 0138hrs and cleared the scene at 0345hrs. At the end of his shift at 0600hrs, Cano returned home and went to sleep. At 0845hrs that same day, Cano's wife observed him in distress and subsequently stop breathing. She immediately called 911. Upon arrival, responders found Cano's wife performing CPR. Care was taken over by the ambulance crew and advanced life saving measures were performed during transport to the hospital. Cano was turned over to a hospital emergency room nurse with a pulse. He was in the hospital's intensive care unit for a week but never regained consciousness. Firefighter Cano passed away on November 29, 2015, at 1930 hrs.

Incident Location: Residence of Richard J. Cano

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Richard J. Cano at

To date, five firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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