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Thursday, July 10, 2014

USFA LODD – Texas Firefighter Fatalities Notification 07.09.2014

Firefighter Daniel Groover, 46, on July 9, 2014 at 1553hrs, collapsed while operating on the second floor interior of a burning residential structure. A Mayday was sounded and Groover was quickly removed from the building by fellow firefighters. Firefighter Groover was then transported to a local medical center but did not survive the injuries sustained in the incident. An investigation into the circumstances of the fire and Daniel Groover’s death is underway by local and state authorities.

All firefighters and departments are considered a big family,” Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison said during the press conference at KMC. “This is tragic. This is tragic for all of the firefighters and the family. What we learned on June 1, 2013, when four HFD firefighters were killed, is that the community comes together in such an amazing way that it does help us.” 
“As with any fire, the firefighters were under the assumption that there was someone inside and immediately made entrance into the residence,” Garrison said. “As they were making their way to the second floor for search and rescue, Groover collapsed and was immediately removed from the house then CPR was started soon after.”

As Firefighter Groover was transported to Kingwood Medical Center, CPR was continued but he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

"We support and keep Groover’s family in our prayers,” Garrison said.

Our condolences to the Glover Family & Friends, the Houston Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Daniel Groover's passing.
To date, 50 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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