The United States Forest Service is saddened to announce the passing of one of its own in the line of duty. Helitack Captain Daniel Laird passed away on March 27, 2019, in a helicopter accident while conducting a prescribed burn … Read More
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CAL FIRE, Local 2881 and CAL FIRE Riverside are saddened to announce the passing of one of their own. Fire Apparatus Engineer Steven Casados passed away on February 28, 2019, following a battle with job-related cancer. Brother Casados served with … Read More
The Kings County Fire Department and Kings County Firefighters, Local 3747 are saddened to announce the passing of one of their own in the line of duty. Fire Apparatus Engineer Keith Hernandez passed away on February 23, 2019 from job-related … Read More
The Ventura County Fire Department and Ventura County Professional Firefighters, Local 1364 are saddened to announce the passing of retired Fire Engineer Gary Oliver who died of job-related cancer. A 27-year veteran of the Ventura County Fire Department, Brother Oliver is … Read More
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Firefighters, Local 1230 are saddened to announce the passing of one of their own in the line of duty. Fire Captain Roger Harless passed away on January 9, 2019 … Read More