Mark Thomas Urban

Firefighter – Smokejumper Urban was participating in a series of parachute jumps to gather data for specialized safety equipment. On the second mission of the day, Firefighter – Smokejumper Urban jumped from an aircraft at 6000 feet. He was unable to deploy a parachute in a timely manner and was killed on impact.

Incident Location: Smith Prairie Airport, ID (USNG: 11T PJ 180 174)

Department Information

Boise Smokejumpers - Bureau of Land Management
3833 S. Development AVE
USNG: 11T NJ 6386 2409
Boise, Idaho 83705

Chief: Base Manager Hector Madrid

Mark Thomas Urban was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 40 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident Date: Sep 27, 2013 12:30
Date of Death: Sep 27, 2013 
Cause of Death: Fall 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Training 
Fixed Property Use:  
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