SFFD LODD Funeral Service - Lt Vinnie Perez and FF Tony Valerio
The San Francisco Fire Department is mourning the loss of two of its members from Engine Company 26, who were both critically injured during an explosion while bravely fighting a house fire in the Diamond Heights neighborhood on June 2, 2011. Both died at the hospital as a result of their injuries after all rescussitative measures were taken by the Emergency Trauma staff at San Francisco General Hospital.
Lt Vincent Perez and FF/PM Anthony Valerio - The two firefighters fought fires together, died together, were memoralized together and were buried together.
Firefighter Tony Valerio worked as part of the crew of Engine 18 earlier in his career.