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

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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