The Houston Fire Department is mourning the loss of another veteran firefighter, who collapsed and died Wednesday after battling a fire in a vacant home in Kingwood.
Daniel Groover, 46, a 21-year veteran of the Houston Fire Department, was the fifth firefighter to die in the line of duty in the last 13 months, bringing more grief to the department. He apparently collapsed while in the empty two-story house and never recovered, said Fire Chief Terry Garrison.
“We consider this a big family. The fire service is a service where we all come in and work together for 30 years plus. This is tragic,” Garrison said.