Ian Lewis Howard

Engine Operator Ian Howard was assigned to Engine 16 from the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest and prepositioned for fire fighting at the Paskenta Work Center on the Mendocino National Forest. Howard was stationed overnight in Corning, California. He was found in the morning deceased, from a nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.

Incident Location: Corning, CA 96021 (U.S. National Grid: 10S EK 70 20)

Department Information

USFS Plumas National Forest - Beckwourth Ranger District
159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA
U.S. National Grid: 10S FK 7586 2286
Quincy, California 95971-6025

Chief: Forester Daniel Lavato

Ian Lewis Howard was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 36 
Rank: Engine Operator 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident date: Aug 21, 2016 
Date of death: Aug 21, 2016 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
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