Gerardo “Jerry” Pacheco, Firefighter/Paramedic

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On August 3, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Gerardo “Jerry” Pacheco was battling COVID-19 when he passed away.  Firefighter/Paramedic Pacheco contracted the virus from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

Department information

Houston Fire Department
1801 Smith Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Chief: Samuel Peña

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

Age: 50
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 18, 2020
Date of death: August 3, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office