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PORTER FIREFIGHTER REMEMBERED 16 YEARS AFTER FATAL FIRE

FROM PORTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
16 years ago, on January 19, 2003, Firefighter Gary “Deuce” Staley paid the ultimate price while battling a fire in a commercial structure.

Gary had a larger than life personality with a passion for the fire service and was dedicated to training.

In addition to his dedication to the Fire Service, he was a loving son, brother, and father. The family he loved so dearly is seen by many today as corner posts within our organization and across much of the local fire service.

We are thankful for the time some of our members had with Gary, and we are thankful for the time all of us have had with his family.

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Deuce,

Today we celebrate your memory as well as your legacy. We have tried to replicate your passion and pride. Your influence is visible all across our department. The legacy you left us with has created a standard that is not easily obtained but a welcome challenge. Please know that your legacy isn’t something we take lightly and you WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. We will forever attempt to meet the standard you set and hope to one day raise it, in honor of you.

Rest easy, brother!

JANUARY 20, 2003 STORY
A Porter volunteer firefighter died Sunday when flames trapped him and three other firefighters inside a burning building in Montgomery County.The fire that killed Gary Staley, 33, who had been with the department about a year, broke out about 9:45 a.m. at a classic and antique car showroom at Loop 494 and Hammond north of Kingwood.Porter firefighter Juan Chapa, 20, and Allen Haynes, 28, of the New Caney Volunteer Fire Department escaped but were rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital with second- and third-degree burns to the face, neck and chest.”It’s my understanding that they are stable at this time,” said senior investigator Jimmy Williams of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Hospital with second- and third-degree burns to the face, neck and chest.”It’s my understanding that they are stable at this time,” said senior investigator Jimmy Williams of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office.The fourth firefighter made it to safety and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

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