USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Driver/Operator Robert Liguez, 52, of the Alice (TX) Fire Department on September 17, 2021.

Contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous EMS calls. Many of the patients he assisted tested positive for the virus.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Driver/Operator Robert Liguez, 52, of the Alice (TX) Fire Department on September 17, 2021.

Driver/Operator Robert Liguez contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous EMS calls. Many of the patients he assisted tested positive for the virus. He passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Tribute is being paid to Driver/Operator Robert Liguez at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 98 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. 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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