Earl Holsapple

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: Apr 26, 1997 
Date of death: Apr 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