Frank Anaya, Inmate Firefighter

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Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya was treated on scene and taken to the hospital in critical condition on July 5, 2017, after suffering a chainsaw injury to the leg while working a fire near Lakeside, California. Fire crews were clearing brush and working with air crews to successfully defend a threatened mobile home park when the injury occurred. Despite all efforts by medical personnel, Inmate Firefighter Anaya passed away on July 11, 2017.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Interstate 8-Business and Los Coches Road (U.S. National Grid: 11S NS 0884 3270)

Department information

CAL FIRE
PO Box 944246, 1416 9th Street
U.S. National Grid: 10S FH 3093 7079
Sacramento, California 94244-2460

Chief: Director Ken Pimlott

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

Age: 22
Rank: Inmate Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Part-Time
Incident date: July 5, 2017 13:30
Date of death: July 11, 2017
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property