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Kenneth Dale Stavinoha

Firefighter

Firefighter Stavinoha was engaged in station maintenance duty.  He was found down and unresponsive outside of the fire station.

According to press reports. Firefighter Stavinoha had been a member of the Houston Fire Department since January 2018.  The medical examiner said he died of "acute coronary thrombus due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease."

Incident Location: Houston Fire Department, Station 27, 6515 Lyons, Houston, TX 77020

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Kenneth Dale Stavinoha 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.

Department information

Houston Fire Department
1801 Smith Street
7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Chief: Samuel Pena

Age: 36
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 21, 2019 16:50
Date of death: September 21, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Industry

Last updated: July 28, 2020

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