Earl Holsapple, Captain

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Captain Holsapple died while teaching an equipment operating class at the CA Div. of Forestry's Fire Academy. Captain Holsapple suffered from a severe asthma attack that led to cardiac arrest.

Department information

California Div. of Forestry - Witch Creek Station
15108 Sunrise Highway

Julian, California 92036


Earl Holsapple was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 45
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 26, 1997
Date of death: April 26, 1997
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A