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A call for service was made shortly after noon on Friday, May 31, 2013, for a fire in a restaurant at the Southwest Inn hotel off Highway 59 in southwest Houston. Personnel from HFD Station 68, including Captain Dowling, Ann Sullivan, and Robert Garner was the second unit on the scene. Bill and his crew entered the burning building. The heavy tile roof collapsed. Captain Dowling was trapped under the burning debris while his crew members perished. He hit his mayday button and the rescue team entered the fire in search of their fellow firefighters. Captain Dowling was located, rescued and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center in Houston. The attending physician in the ambulance said that Captain Dowling, though severely injured, kept asking about the condition of his crew. He told the doctor, on the way to the hospital, to tell his wife and children that he would fight for them and that is what he continues to do.
We are raising money to help purchase Bill a pool lift for his therapy pool. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.
Entry Fee is $25.00 per person.
All proceeds will be donated to Bill Dowling and his family. We invite everyone of all fitness levels to join us for this wonderful cause!
We will run heats every 30 minutes starting at 9:00 am. Please register for your heat below.