Daniel Edward Hampton

Firefighter Hampton was fatally injured when the ambulance he was driving was involved in a crash with a semi-trailer truck during a non-emergency ambulance transport. A paramedic passenger and the patient being transported were injured in the crash.

As the ambulance traveled on State Highway 29 in Willaimson County, the ambulance rear ended a tractor-trailer truck that was in the left lane preparing to make a left turn. Speed was cited in the law enforcement crash report as a factor in the crash.

Firefighter Hampton was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and the vehicle’s airbags did deploy.

Incident Location: 19000 SH 29, Liberty Hill, TX 78642 (USNG: 14R NU 9672 9670)

Department Information

Burnet Fire Department
P.O. Box 1369, 1001 Buchanan Drive
U.S. National Grid: 14R NV 7258 0310
Burnet, Texas 78611

Chief: Mark Ingram

Daniel Edward Hampton 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: 35 
Rank: Firefighter/EMT 
Classification: Part-Time (Paid) 
Incident date: Sep 18, 2015 21:10
Date of death: Sep 18, 2015 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type:  
Fixed property use: Street/Road