Oscar Montano-Garcia

Firefighter Montano-Garcia was assigned to the Nabob Fire near Applegate Lake in Oregon. He and his crew were doing rehab on a 3-acre wildland fire. Firefighter Montano-Garcia and the crew were on a lunch break when he became ill. Other firefighters provided CPR but were unable to revive Firefighter Montano-Garcia. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (USNG: 10T EM 07 48)

Department Information

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
3040 Biddle Road
USNG: 10T EM 1041 8995
Medford, Oregon 97504

Chief: National Forest Supervisor Rob MacWhorter

Oscar Montano-Garcia 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: 54 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Contract 
Incident date: Aug 25, 2013 18:00
Date of death: Aug 25, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Unknown 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property