Lillian M. Patten

These firefighters were aboard a Eurocopter AS-350-B3 helicopter. The helicopter was in the middle of a mission to replace the crew staffing a fire watch station on the top of Williams Peak. The drop was completed and the off-going crew was aboard the helicopter returning to the base. For reasons unknown, the helicopter crashed on a mountainside at an elevation of approximately 1,800 feet. All aboard were killed. For additional information about this crash, consult the National Transportation Safety Board web site at - NTSB identification SEA06GA158.

Department Information

US Forest Service, Payette National Forest
PO Box 1026
800 West Lakeside Ave.
McCall, Idaho 83638

Chief: Forest Supervisor Suzanne Rainville

Lillian M. Patten 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: 32 
Rank: Firefighter/Lookout 
Classification: Wildland Part-Time 
Incident date: Aug 13, 2006 17:56
Date of death: Aug 13, 2006 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Support 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property 

Memorial fund information

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation in Lillian?019s name at or by phone at (208)''6-2996.