HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The names of the fallen HFD firefighters were released late Friday evening. Four firefighters perished after fighting a five-alarm blaze Friday afternoon.
In a statement obtained by CBS Radio Houston, the Houston Fire Department expressed sadness and provided the names of the fallen firefighters after Friday’s fire in Southwest Houston blaze:
1. Captain EMT Matthew Renaud (35) of Engine 68. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
“The Houston Fire Department has never seen four firefighters pass away from the same incident in the history of the department,” added officials with HFD. “In 1929, three firefighters passed away after their Engine was broadsided by a train.”
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“Five firefighters were initially transported to the hospital for a range of injures from heat exhaustion to a critical injuries.”
Click here to read more details of Friday’s blaze.