Daniel Alan Davidson

Firefighter Davidson and his crew were on-duty and patrolling their assigned area on foot patrol to look out for camp fires. About two hours into the hike and while ascending a hill, Firefighter Davidson said that he felt dizzy and collapsed suddenly. Other firefighters came to his aid and provided CPR.

A medical helicopter arrived about 30 minutes after the collapse and Firefighter Davidson received ALS-level care until he was pronounced dead by medical control. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: Near Mayhill, NM (USNG: 13SDS5539)

Department Information

Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest
PO Box 288, 4 Lost Lodge Rd
USNG: 13S DS 2994 4536
Cloudcroft, New Mexico 88317

Chief: District Ranger James Duran

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Daniel Alan Davidson 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: 26 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident date: May 5, 2013 15:26
Date of death: May 5, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Unknown 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property