An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Kenneth Earl Enslow

Firefighter

Firefighter Enslow was struck on the head by a falling limb from a dead tree that burned at its base while operating at a wildland fire. Firefighter Enslow was wearing a hard hat at the time of the incident.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Kenneth Earl Enslow was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Department information

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Sacramento, California

Age: 20
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 13, 1990
Date of death: August 14, 1990
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Fire

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Watch America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Honoring line-of-duty deaths in 2019