[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Houston, TX

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  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 04:33:13 GMT




9-11-01:Never forget or fallen brother firefighters

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

Name: Kevin Wayne Kulow
Rank: Probationary Firefighter
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service:       <1
Date of Incident: 04/04/2004
Time of Incident: 0555hrs
Date of Death: 04/04/2004                       
Fire Department Name: Houston Fire Department   
Fire Department Address: 1205 Dart St., Houston, TX 77007
Fire Department Phone: (713) 247-5000
Fire Department Website: http://www.ci.houston.tx.us/hfd/
Fire Department Chief: Acting Fire Chief Hector Trevino
Cause of Death: Probationary Firefighter Kulow lost his life in an early
morning night club fire when he and three other firefighters from Station
50 entered the building to provide search and rescue for victims reported
trapped by the flames. Inside, the fire had developed to a point that the
firefighters made a quick exit of the structure but a collapse of the
walls trapped Kulow as he attempted to leave, killing him. As reported in
the press, no other fire victims were discovered and the three
firefighters who escaped were taken to the hospital and are in stable
condition.
Viewing/Wake Arrangements: Pending
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  Donations are being accepted to "The
100 Club Survivor's Fund", which provides benefits to the dependents of
firefighters and law enforcement officers who lose their life in the line
of duty. If you wish to help, contributions may be made to: 100 Club
Survivor's Fund, 1233 West Loop South, Suite 1250, Houston, TX 77027, or
by going to www.the100club.org.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Kulow at:
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/inside-usfa/ffmem/ffmem.shtm

Additional information on firefighter fatalities may be found on the USFA
web site at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/inside-usfa/nfdc/nfdc-data5.shtm

To date, 33 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2004.

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