Fire Engine Operator William "Bill" Jaros, a crewmember on Engine 312 of the Six Rivers National Forest’s Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, was on a conditioning hike with several others when he became ill and collapsed. Immediate life-saving efforts were initiated by his fellow crewmembers; however, they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is under investigation through the Del Norte County Coroner’s office. Conditioning hikes, such as the one Engine 312 crewmembers were participating, are part of the continuing preparedness routine for firefighters.
Incident Location: Vicinity of 100 Fire House RD, Gasquet, CA 95543 (U.S. National Grid: 10T DM 1894 3320)
Six Rivers National Forest - Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area
1330 Bayshore Way
U.S. National Grid: 10T CL 9995 1537
Eureka, California 95501
Chief: Acting Forest Supervisor Michael Green
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Rank:||Fire Engine Operator|
|Incident date:||Jul 8, 2017 13:15|
|Date of death:||Jul 8, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Nature of death:||Unknown|
|Activity type:||Fitness Activity|
|Fixed property use:||Outdoor Property|