Firefighter Fatality Notification – Thomas Searcy

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Thomas Searcy



Houston Fire Department
Houston, TX

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Captain Thomas Searcy was battling COVID-19 when he passed away in the Intensive Care Unit at the Memorial Hermann Hospital.  He had been hospitalized for a month fighting the virus.  Captain Searcy contracted COVID-19 from exposure in the workplace from numerous fire and EMS calls he responded to where individuals had been diagnosed with the disease.

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 18

Date of Incident: July 27, 2020

Date of Death: September 8, 2020


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