Kelly Wong, Firefighter

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Firefighter Kelly Wong fell from an LAFD aerial ladder while participating in a training exercise on the morning of Saturday, June 3. Fellow firefighters and paramedics rendered immediate medical attention and transported him in critical condition to a local trauma center.

Despite the heroic efforts of doctors and nurses at the hospital, Firefighter Wong succumbed to his injuries early Monday morning, June 5.

Incident Location: 348 S. Main Street (U.S. National Grid: 11S LT 8490 6823)

Department information

Los Angeles Fire Department
200 N Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 11S LT 8540 6874
Los Angeles, California 90012

Chief: Ralph M. Terrazas

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

Age: 29
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 3, 2017 09:43
Date of death: June 5, 2017
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training