Marco Antonio Davila

At 0040hrs on March 23, 2016, Driver/Engineer Davila and his engine company crew responded to a report of a vehicle fire. This was the last of 10 emergency responses for a shift that began at 0700hrs the day before.

They found the vehicle fully involved and extinguished the fire. Driver/Engineer Davila went off-duty at 0700hrs. At 1918hrs, Dallas Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a local fitness facility for a person having chest pains. Firefighters found Driver/Engineer Davila exhibiting symptoms of a heart attack. He was treated and transported to a local hospital. His condition did not improve and he was pronounced dead at 2147hrs.

The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office prepared a detailed report on this incident. The report is available at

Department Information

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

Chief: Louie Bright III

Marco Antonio Davila 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: 45 
Rank: Driver/Engineer 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Mar 23, 2016 17:00
Date of death: Mar 23, 2016 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: