As previously posted, the HFD lost 4 Firefighters in the
Line of Duty this afternoon following a fire and collapse. The following are
the HFD members who gave the ultimate sacrifice at that fire in Southwest
Houston this afternoon:
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.
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
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.
The Houston Fire Department has never had 4
Firefighters lose their lives from the same incident in the history
of their department. In 1929, 3 Firefighters were killed in the Line of
Duty after their Engine was broadsided by a train. This afternoon, 5
other Firefighters were initially transported to the hospital for a range of
injures from heat exhaustion to a critical injuries.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all affected.