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John Norris


On Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, Chief John Norris responded to a structure fire at an abandoned house that was scheduled for demolition within the next few weeks. Shortly after returning home, he suffered a heart attack. 9-1-1 was immediately called and he was transported to the HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital where he died a short time later. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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

Department information

Forest Bend Fire Department
2300 Pilgrims Point DR
Webster, Texas 77598

Chief: Assistant Chief Roy Hunter

Age: 55
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 25, 2023 1:11 a.m.
Date of death: November 25, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Vacant Property

Last updated: February 01, 2024