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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

USFA LODD: Mississippi U.S. Forest Service Helicopter Pilot On-Duty Death Notification 03.30.2015

On March 30, 2015 at 1457hrs, U.S. Forest Service Helicopter Pilot Brandon Ricks died of injuries sustained when his U.S. Forest Service helicopter crashed while monitoring a controlled burn of about 800 acres in the Desoto National Forest. Incident Location: Vicinity of Airey Tower and Martha Redmond roads, MS..
Our condolences to the Ricks Family & Friends, the United States Forest Service - National Forests in Mississippi, and to all affected by U.S. Forest Service Helicopter Pilot Brandon Ricks’ passing.

To date, 21 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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