Houston firefighter dies after suffering medical emergency at Station 27

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Procession held for Houston firefighter that suddenly died

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston firefighter has died at Station 27 while performing assigned station duties, according to Chief Samuel Pena.

Kenneth Stavinoha was cutting grass when the medical emergency occurred. He had been part of the Houston Fire Department since 2018.

"We are grateful for Stavinoha's service, unwavering courage as a first responder and his dedication to protecting citizens since joining HFD in January 2018. I offer my prayers and condolences. I also ask our entire city to pray for Stavinoha's family, friends and fellow fire fighters," Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement.

The Houston Fire Department held a procession from the station to the ME's office.