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USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Fort Hancock chief killed in crash

To date, 10 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Chief Manuel Galindo, Jr., 71 of the Fort Hancock Volunteer Fire Department on February 12, 2020.

On Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020, Fire Chief Manuel Galindo, Jr., was driving a fire apparatus on East Highway 20 in Hudspeth County when he suddenly veered off the road. He attempted to get the vehicle back on the highway but overcorrected. The apparatus flipped over and Galindo was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation into the accident continues.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Galindo, Jr. at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 10 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

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

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