Dwight “B.B.” Wayne Bazile

At 1848hrs on February 19, 2015, Captain Bazile and the members of Engine 46 were dispatched along with other Houston fire companies to the report of a fire in a single story duplex.

Captain Bazile and his crew advanced a hoseline into the front door of the structure. When Captain Bazile exited the structure about 10 minutes later, he appeared to be in distress. His protective clothing and SCBA were removed and Captain Bazile collapsed. Treatment was provided by firefighters on the scene and he was transported to the hospital. Captain Bazile died on February 21, 2015 as a result of a heart attack.

The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office prepared a detailed report on this incident. The report is available at https://www.tdi.texas.gov/reports/fire/documents/fmloddbazile.pdf

For additional information regarding this incident, please refer to NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program report F2015-04 (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201504.html)

Incident Location: 6400 block of England Street (U.S. National Grid: 15R TN 7211 8740)

Department Information

Houston Fire Department
600 Jefferson, 7th FL
U.S. National Grid: 15R TN 7054 9373
Houston, Texas 77002

Chief: Terry Garrison

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Dwight “B.B.” Wayne Bazile 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: 56 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Feb 19, 2015 18:48
Date of death: Feb 21, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential