Dennis J. Long

Heavy Equipment Operator Long became ill while operating a dozer and putting in a fire line during suppression operations on the lightning sparked Pardee Fire located between Greer and Kamiah, Idaho, on the east side of the Clearwater River. The dozer boss performed CPR on Long before Life Flight and emergency medical services arrived on scene, where Long was pronounced dead as a result of a heart attack.

Incident Location: Between Greer and Kamiah, Idaho on the east side of the Clearwater River (Near USNG: 11T NM 68 29).

Department Information

Idaho Department of Lands - Maggie Creek Forest Protective District
913 3rd Street
USNG: 11T NM 7410 2007
Kamiah, Idaho 83536

Chief: Area Manager Jim Clapperton

Dennis J. Long 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: 65 
Rank: Heavy Equipment Operator 
Classification: Wildland Contract 
Incident date: Jul 8, 2013 07:00
Date of death: Jul 8, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property