Franck Willis Tremaine

On January 9, 2015, at 1851hrs, the Jackson Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with injuries and possible entrapment. Captain Tremaine was in the fire station for a meeting and responded immediately in Engine 6331 with another firefighter. While enroute, Engine 6331 was cancelled. Captain Tremaine and the other firefighter returned to quarters to provide coverage and also performed driver training and equipment checks. The incident concluded at approximately 1943hrs and Captain Tremaine was released.

On January 10, 2015, at 0013hrs, firefighters and emergency medical responders were dispatched to Captain Tremaine’s home for a medical emergency. Captain Tremaine’s wife noticed that he was in distress and moved him from the bed to the floor to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Arriving firefighters provided medical assistance including Advanced Life Support (ALS). Despite significant efforts, Captain Tremaine was pronounced dead at the scene at 0056hrs due to a heart attack.

Incident Location: Hwy 88 at Mondani Ranch (USNG: 10S GH 0779 5378)

Department Information

Jackson Fire Department
33 Broadway
U.S. National Grid: 10S FH 9464 4675
Jackson, California 95642

Chief: Mark Morton

Franck Willis Tremaine 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: 58 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Paid-on-Call 
Incident date: Jan 9, 2015 18:51
Date of death: Jan 10, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: N/A