Stanley Allen Wilson

Dallas firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire alarm in a condominium complex at 0251hrs. Fire Rescue Officer Wilson and his ladder crew were dispatched to the scene as a part of the fourth alarm at 0405hrs.

Fire Rescue Officer Wilson’s truck company was assigned to evacuate an adjacent building in the complex and then received orders to conduct a primary search of the ground floor of the fire building. Shortly after beginning the primary search, a portion of the structure collapsed. The collapse trapped Fire Rescue Officer Wilson and he radioed that he was trapped. He was recovered from the rubble following an hours-long process to locate and remove him.

Fire Rescue Officer Wilson died of mechanical compression of the chest causing asphyxia.

Incident Location: Hearthwood Condominiums at 12363 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX (USNG: 14S QB 1176 4425)

Department Information

Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
1500 Marilla ST, 7AS
USNG: 14S QB 0630 2863
Dallas, Texas 75201

Chief: Louie Bright, III

Stanley Allen Wilson was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 51 
Rank: Fire Rescue Officer 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: May 20, 2013 02:52
Date of Death: May 20, 2013 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Asphyxiation 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential 
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