Lieutenant Vince Perez, 48, and firefighter Anthony Valerio, 53, died from injuries sustained responding to a house fire in Diamond Heights.
The deaths represent the first time a San Francisco firefighter was killed in the line of duty since 2003, the first time one died in a fire since 1995, and the first time that more than one perished in a single blaze since 1946. Firefighters from all over the world are attending.
- Traffic & Transit Advisory for Firefighter Funeral Procession (News Fix)
- Your thoughts and condolences for fallen (California Beat)