Incident Description: Fire Chief Rummel died upon impact from injuries sustained when the fire apparatus he was operating was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a pickup truck carrying, according to reports, five occupants who also perished upon impact in the collision. Rummel was returning the apparatus to the fire station from the shop where it had undergone routine repair work. Investigation into the cause of the accident continues by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: Highway 287/12, 10 miles east of Helena (MM55) (Approx U.S. National Grid: 12T VS 3651 5802)
Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 444, 13 East Date ST
U.S. National Grid: 12T VR 5720 8220
Three Forks, Montana 59752
Chief: Keith Aune
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.