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Eduardo “Lurch” Ramirez

Fire Suppression Technician

On Tuesday evening, April 21, 2020, while performing department mandated physical fitness training, Fire Suppression Technician Eduardo Ramirez collapsed.  He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away.  The cause of his death is under investigation.

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

Department information

El Paso Fire Department
416 N Stanton ST
El Paso, Texas 79901-1245

Chief: Mario D'Agostino

Age: 43
Rank: Fire Suppression Technician
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 21, 2020
Date of death: April 21, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: February 02, 2021

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