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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

USFA LODD: California Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 08.21.2016

On  August 21, 2016 Engine Operator Ian Howard, 36, was assigned to Engine 16 from the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest and prepositioned for firefighting at the Paskenta Work Center on the Mendocino National Forest. Engine Operator Ian Howard was stationed overnight in Corning, California, where he was found in the morning deceased from a nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.
Our condolences to the Howard Family & Friends, USFS Plumas National Forest - Beckwourth Ranger District, and to all affected by Engine Operator Ian Howard’s passing.      
To date, 58 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. 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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