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Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Cortez Dies in Training Accident

13-Year Veteran Killed in Fatal San Francisco Accident

San Francisco, CA (October 7, 2020) – A firefighter/paramedic was killed in a training accident in San Francisco. The fatal incident occurred on the morning of October 7.

Jason Cortez, 42, suffered an injury during a training drill. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. The type of injury he suffered is unknown. 

Cortez had been with the fire department since 2007. He was assigned to the Tenderloin fire station in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Cal/OSHA, the San Francisco Fire Department and the San Francisco Police Department are all investigating the man’s death.  

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Jason Cortez.

#San Francisco



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