The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Houston Fire Department
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.
Years of Service: 18
Date of Incident: July 27, 2020
Date of Death: September 8, 2020
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