Shawna Lynn Jones, Inmate Firefighter

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Inmate Firefighter Jones was working as part of a hand crew in a steep ravine on the Mulholland Fire near Agoura Hills-Malibu, California, when a large rock fell about 100 feet from the hillside above and struck her in the head. Firefighter Jones was treated immediately on scene by her fellow firefighters and quickly hoisted into a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter then airlifted to UCLA Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries the following day.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Mulholland Hwy & Bardman St, Agoura Hills-Malibu, California (U.S. National Grid: 11S LT 2519 7326)

Department information

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

Shawna Lynn Jones 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: 22
Rank: Inmate Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Part-Time
Incident date: February 25, 2016 02:55
Date of death: February 26, 2016
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property