Raymond G Araujo, Jr., Inmate Firefighter

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Firefighter Araujo and other wildland firefighters were participating in a training exercise on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Banning, California. Firefighter Araujo suffered a heart attack and was airlifted from the training exercise site. Despite treatment on the scene and by paramedics, he could not be revived.

Incident Location: Hathaway Canyon, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA (U.S. National Grid: 11S NT 1265 5870)

Department information

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

Chief: Director Ken Pimlott

Raymond G Araujo, Jr. 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: 37
Rank: Inmate Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Part-Time
Incident date: April 13, 2015
Date of death: April 13, 2015
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property