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Houston LODD: 4 Houston, TX Firefighters Dead After 5 Alarm Motel Fire. Others Injured

Update:

More Information on the Fallen Firefighters in Houston, Tx

KHOU.com:

  • Captain EMT Matthew Renaud, 35, of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2001 and in addition to Fire Station 68, has served out of stations 51, 39, 83, 73, 37, 60 and 35.
  • Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee, 41, of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in August of 2001 and in addition to Fire Station 51, has served out of Stations 37, 40, 10 and 48.
  • Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, 29, of Station 68. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2010 and has served out of Fire Station 68 since.
  • Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan, 24, of Station 68. She graduated from Houston Fire Department Academy this past April and was assigned to Fire Station 68.

Update:

Firefighters Identified in Deadly Houston Fire.

KHOU.com:

HOUSTON – Four Houston firefighters died Friday while battling a 5-alarm blaze in a motel near the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft. Three bodies were found in the rubble of the Southwest Inn motel.

A fourth firefighter died after being rushed to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The firefighters have been identified as: Captain EMT Matthew Renaud, 35, of Station 51;  Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, 29, of Station 68; Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan, 24, of Station 68; and Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee, 41, of Station 51.

Sullivan just graduated from the academy last month.

“Houston firefighters mourn the loss of our three brothers and our sister and will forever honor their sacrifices,” said Jeff Caynon, president of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association. “This tragedy underscores the inherent dangers of our profession. Please keep Houston firefighters in your thoughts and prayers.”

KHOU.com:

HOUSTON – Four Houston firefighters died Friday while battling a 5-alarm blaze in a motel near the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft. The bodies of three were found in the rubble of the Southwest Inn motel. One apparently died at the hospital.

Firefighters gathered around one flag-draped casket at the scene.

Six firefighters were rushed by ambulances to area hospitals. Medics were performing CPR on one of them as he was put into an ambulance.

At least one of the injured firefighters is in very critical condition, according to an HFD captain at the scene. He is at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Two others were taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest, just blocks from the fire. Two more went to Memorial Hermann Northwest. They are reportedly in good condition.

More Coverage:

KHOU.com: Credit: Air 11
Four Houston firefighters died Friday while battling a 5-alarm blaze in a motel near the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft. The bodies of three were found in the rubble of the Southwest Inn motel. A fourth apparently died at the hospital.

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  • http://ltrobertturner@aol.com Robert Turner

    I am saddened to learn of the deaths of four firefighters in Houston. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and fellow firefighters in the Houston Fire Department. These young professionals made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our noble profession. Although tragic and premature, may their deaths not be in vain but instead be pivotal in teaching fellow Americans and the world about the inherent dangers of the firefighting profession.

    Retired Captain Robert Turner
    City of Miami Fire Department

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