Steven Paul Henderson, Firefighter

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On Monday, October 7, 2019, Firefighter Steven Henderson and another firefighter were returning from a fire call in a tanker truck when they stopped alongside the road to inspect the front tires.  While outside the vehicle, another firefighter from the same fire department driving his personal pick-up truck, who was also at the scene of the fire call and left shortly after Henderson, did not see the truck parked in the roadway or the two firefighters standing outside of it and subsequently hit both Henderson and the other firefighter.  Henderson was immediately transported by LifeFlight to the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, in Houston, where, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, he succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident.  The other firefighter who was hit had non-life threatening injuries and was released from OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, TX.

Department information

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

Chief: Tommy Johnston

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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: Unknown
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Residential