Brian Massey, Fire Engineer

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On May 18, 2017, Fire Engineer Brian Massey started a 48-hour shift by participating in a wildland firefighting class which included strenuous simulation training causing him to vigorously exert himself. At 0800hrs on May 20, 2017, Massey completed his shift which, in addition to the wildland firefighting training, included several emergency response calls. Later that day, Massey suffered a significant medical event while at home. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: 20055 Highway 166, Kern County, CA 93225 (U.S. National Grid: 11S KU 9232 8184)

Department information

Kern County Fire Department
5642 Victor Street
U.S. National Grid: 11S LV 1282 2050
Bakersfield, California 93308-4056

Chief: Brian Marshall

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 56
Rank: Fire Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 19, 2017 05:18
Date of death: May 20, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Store/Office