Firefighter/Smokejumper Ray Rubio passed away in the Grandview Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, from injuries he suffered in a fall on November 23, 2016. Rubio, a Smokejumper (RAC 95) with the Redmond Air Center (RAC) - Deschutes National Forest, had been assigned to the Southeast during an outbreak of multiple large fires in the region. Firefighter Rubio was reported to have been in travel status on his way home to Oregon and staying overnight in Birmingham at the time of his injury.
Incident Location: Birmingham, Alabama (U.S. National Grid: 16S EC 18 09
Redmond Smokejumpers - Redmond Air Center Deschutes National Forest
1740 SE Ochoco Way
U.S. National Grid: 10T FQ 4786 0250
Redmond, Oregon 97756
Chief: Base Manager Bill Selby
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Nov 23, 2016|
|Date of death:||Dec 19, 2016|
|Cause of death:||Fall|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Activity type:||Not On Scene|
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