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Jason Andrew Cortez


On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Cortez was participating in a drill at the Mission District Training Facility when he was injured.  Paramedics started immediate care and transported him to the San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries just before 1100hrs.  An investigation into this accident is underway and the cause of his death has not yet been determined.

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

Department information

San Francisco Fire Department
698 2nd ST
San Francisco, California 94107

Chief: Jeanine Nicholson

Age: 42
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 7, 2020 10:07
Date of death: October 7, 2020
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Industry

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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