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Thursday, January 14, 2016

USFA LODD: Texas Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 11.29.2015

Firefighter Richard J. Cano, 35, 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. Firefighter 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, Firefighter Cano returned home and went to sleep. At 0845hrs that same day, Richard Cano's wife observed him in distress and subsequently stop breathing. She immediately called 911. Upon arrival, responders found Mrs. Cano performing CPR. Care was taken over by the ambulance crew and advanced life saving measures were performed during transport to the hospital. Firefighter 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 Richard J. Cano passed away on November 29, 2015, at 1930 hrs.

Our condolences to the Cano Family & Friends, Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and to all affected by Firefighter Richard J. Cano’s passing.
To date, 5 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. 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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