There were 12 deaths related to the fire & EMS operations on the scene of the West, Texas Fertilizer Plant fire and explosion on April 17, 2013.
5 Firefighters with West FD.
2 Firefighters with Abbott FD/West EMS.
1 Firefighter with Merknel FD/West EMS.
1 Firefighter with Bruceville Eddy FD/West EMS.
1 Dallas FD Captain who lived in West went to the scene to assist.
(The 4 Firefighter/EMT’s were at the West EMS Station taking an EMT class, saw the fire and went to assist.)
2 Civilians who have ties to the West FD were helping on the scene.