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Fire inspector dies from unknown illness

Dan Castrillo was admitted to the hospital over the weekend and passed away a few days later

By FireRescue1 Staff

DAPHNE, Ala. — An Ala. fire inspector died suddenly Wednesday afternoon after being admitted to the hospital over the weekend.

Daphne Fire Department Fire Inspector Dan Castrillo, 42, went into the hospital Sunday after becoming "suddenly sick," according to fire officials and passed away Wednesday.

Doctors have not confirmed the cause of his illness.

Castrillo was a firefighter and paramedic before becoming a fire inspector. He served in the military for 10 years and was an EMS instructor at the University of South Alabama, according to

"It will leave a void in the service, but the brothers of the Fire Department are all going to pull together, and we are going to get through this," Department spokesman Tom Walker said.

Castrillo is survived by his wife and three children.

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Stewart P. Deveau Stewart P. Deveau Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:46:10 PM My family & I, along with the members of the Yarmouth (NS, Canada) Fire Department express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and members of the Daphne Fire Department on the sudden passing of Fire Inspector Dan Catrillo. May you all take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your sorrow. Rest in Peace Our Brother.
Fred Garbler Fred Garbler Thursday, December 06, 2012 2:51:45 PM May God Bless his family and fellow firefighters...

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