Wildland/WUI LODD

Lolo Peak Fire Fatality Report

Type 2 Faller fatally struck by a falling snag     The Lolo Peak Fire was detected on July 15, 2017, at approximately 1430 (2:30 p.m.) in a unique section of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Bitterroot National Forest (Bitterroot NF) ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Varney was working on a ridge to create a fire break     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney, 36, of CAL FIRE on July 14, 2018. Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney ...

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USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Weatherford firefighter stricken while at a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., 42, of the Weatherford Fire Department on June 10, 2018. While performing wildland firefighting operations, ...

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California Inmate Firefighter Trainee Dies During Hike

Trainee collapsed and was unable to be revived     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino, of the Sierra Conservation Center – California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation on April ...

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Friends Remember Fallen CALFIRE Firefighter

Several talk about Cory Iverson’s early years     SAN DIEGO (NBC San Diego) – Friends of Cory Iverson, a San Diego County firefighter killed while battling the largest fire in California history, shared their memories of Iverson. Iverson was ...

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California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

One firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries   View of the entrapment site looking northwest (CAL FIRE)   CAL FIRE On December 13, 2017, a CAL FIRE engine strike team was assigned to a part of the Thomas Fire ...

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Funeral Held for Firefighter Killed in California Wildfire

32-year-old Cal Fire engineer died of burns and smoke inhalation     AN DIEGO (AP) — A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California’s modern history was remembered Saturday as a devoted family man who didn’t ...

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