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Steven Paul Henderson

Firefighter

Firefighter Henderson and the members of his fire department responded to an emergency incident.  Firefighter Henderson and another firefighter responded to the incident in a tanker (tender) apparatus.

The incident was concluded, and Firefighter Henderson and another firefighter left the scene to return to the fire station.  They stopped the apparatus at the side of a narrow two-lane road to inspect the front tires of the apparatus.  Another firefighter departing the scene in his personal dually pickup truck struck the firefighters as they stood near the apparatus.  Both firefighters were injured.  Firefighter Henderson died as the result of his injuries on October 12, 2019.

Press reports indicated that the tanker’s headlights were on at the time of the incident but that the apparatus emergency lights were not in operation.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Steven Paul Henderson 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

Louise Volunteer Fire Department
700 3RD ST
PO Box 249
Louise, Texas 77455

Chief: Tommy Johnston

Age: 60
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 7, 2019 20:55
Date of death: October 12, 2019
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: July 09, 2020

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