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Fallen Firefighter: Elias Jaquez

Fallen Firefighter: Elias Jaquez

U.S. Fire Administration

April 21, 2011

Age: 49

Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Burns

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 04/09/2011

Duty Type: On-Scene Fire

Incident Time: 17:00

Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)

Death Date: 04/20/2011

Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

Fire Dept. Info: Cactus Volunteer Fire Department
201 Hwy 287
USNG: 13S GV 6977 9363
Cactus , Texas 79013

Chief: Raul Cicneros

Initial Summary: Firefighter Jaquez, and three other firefighters were injured after a Dumas and Cactus, TX, fire truck became stuck in the rough terrain while operating on a wildland firefight. Jaquez suffered 3rd degree burns over 60% of his body and was rushed for treatment to the Lubbock Burn Center where he remained in critical condition until his passing. Incident Location: Road U, Moore County, TX (USNG: 14S KE 40 61)

Memorial Fund Info: A benefit fund has been established in honor of Firefighter Elias Jaquez at the Happy State Bank (


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