Steven C. Mayfield, Firefighter

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Firefighter Mayfield was participating in Federal Aviation Administration mandated Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) training at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport training facility. Firefighter Mayfield was in the interior of an aircraft fuselage mockup lifting and pulling a mannequin when he experienced a fatal heart attack.

Department information

Houston Fire Department
1205 Dart Street

Houston, Texas 77007-4223

Chief: Lester Tyra

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Steven C. Mayfield 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.
Age: 47
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 2, 1998
Date of death: December 2, 1998
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: N/A