Rank: Firefighter II
Years of Service: 19
Date of Incident: 09/28/2011
Time of Incident: 0600hrs
Date of Death: 09/29/2011
Fire Department: Guahan (Guam) Fire Department
Address: PO Box 2950, Hagatna, GU 96932
Fire Department Chief: Joey C. San Nicolas
Fire Department Website: http://www.gfd.guam.gov/
Incident Description: Firefighter Cruz passed away while onduty from a cause still to be determined. Cruz, posthumously promoted to Fire Lieutenant, was reported by authorities to have responded to a number of emergency calls the fire department answered the previous night.
Incident Location: Pending
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
To date, 74 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 69 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and five from previous years’ incidents.