Jerold “Jerry” Bonner, Pilot

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While on-duty at Alma Helitack Base in Santa Clara County, California, Pilot Bonner was found deceased inside his barracks due to a cardiac-related illness.

Incident Location: Alma Helitack Base (U.S. National Grid: 10S EG 8947 1569)

Department information

CAL FIRE
PO Box 944246, 1416 9th Street
U.S. National Grid: 10S FH 3093 7078
Sacramento, California 94244-2460

Chief: Ken Pimlott

Jerold “Jerry” Bonner was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 72
Rank: Pilot
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 6, 2015 09:00
Date of death: March 6, 2015
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty