HOUSTON—A public memorial service will be held for the four Houston Firefighters killed in a 5-alarm motel fire in southwest Houston last Friday. The service will be on Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at Reliant Stadium.
HFD Capt. Ruy Lozano said 30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend. The service will be carried live on KHOU 11 and on KHOU.com
Lozano said three firefighters remain hospitalized after the deadly blaze. One is in critical condition while the other two were stable.
Lozano said the investigation into the deadly fire at the Southwest Inn is expected to take months.
The four fatalities on Friday made it the deadliest day in the 118-year history of the department.
The four firefighters who died were:
- Captain EMT Matthew Renaud, 35, of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2001. In addition to Fire Station 68, he served out of stations 51, 39, 83, 73, 37, 60 and 35.
- Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee, 41, of Station 51. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in August of 2001. In addition to Fire Station 51, he served out of Stations 37, 40, 10 and 48.
- Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, 29, of Station 68. He began his career with the Houston Fire Department in October of 2010 and has served out of Fire Station 68 since.
- Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan, 24, of Station 68. She graduated from the Houston Fire Department Academy this past April and was assigned to Fire Station 68.