Richard Lee Marchman

Firefighter Marchman participated in the rescue of a hiker who had broken an ankle on a trail. The hiker was carried to a landing zone and evacuated by helicopter.

As Firefighter Marchman walked to the trailhead after the rescue was completed, he collapsed due to a heart attack. Firefighter Marchman was approximately one mile from the trailhead when he became ill.

Rescuers treated Firefighter Marchman and he was transported to the hospital but did not survive the heart attack.

Department Information

Indian Peaks Fire Protection District
PO Box 205
10 Utica ST
Ward, Colorado 80481

Chief: Norman Bowers

Richard Lee Marchman 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: 66 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Jul 9, 2014 12:00
Date of death: Jul 9, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property