Firefighter Fatality Notification – Ricardo Torres, Jr.

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Ricardo Torres, Jr.


New Haven Fire Department
New Haven, CT

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at approximately 12:45 a.m., New Haven Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene of a residential fire. The members of the department rescued two residents who were trapped inside the house. During the fire, Firefighter Torres was in trouble and transmitted a mayday. He and his lieutenant were both found unconscious on the second floor of the home. Firefighter Torres was transported to the local hospital and was later pronounced deceased. The lieutenant was also transported to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 2

Date of Incident: May 12, 2021

Date of Death: May 12, 2021

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