A Houston Fire Department cadet, who collapsed during a training exercise last week, died Tuesday.

Cohnway M. Johnson, 26, had been in Memorial Hermann Hospital since the incident last Wednesday, according to the USFA.


Post Condolences Here He collapsed during a formation run at the training academy, reports indicated.

"Firefighter Johnson was enrolled in Houston Fire Department's "Certified Firefighter/EMT Fast Track" Academy Class which is made up of members who are Texas certified firefighters and have a Texas Department of State Health Services EMT Basic or Higher," the USFA reported late Wednesday.

Johnson's death comes less than a month since the department lost two other firefighters.

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Dave Statter
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HOUSTON — Houston Fire Department cadet Cohnway M. Johnson died early this morning at Hermann Memorial Hospital. According to the Chronicle, the 26-year-old Johnson collapsed last Wednesday during an early morning jog as part of the department's routine physical training.

KHOU-TV reports Cohnway Johnson was at the training academy when he took ill. Officials told the TV station, while it appeared he had been improving, Johnson's condition took a turn for the worse on Monday.

The medical examiner is investigating the cause of death and an internal investigation is reported under way.

In less than five weeks the Houston Fire Department has also dealt with the deaths of two firefighters in a house fire and the collision of two fire trucks that resulted in the death of a bicyclist and injured nine firefighters.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Houston FD and his family.

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