Trenton Martin Johnson

While part of a 20-person crew staging an initial attack on a forest fire in the Sealy Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest in Montana, Firefighter Trenton Johnson was struck by a falling tree. He was flown to a Missoula hospital for treatment, but passed away from the injuries he sustained when struck.

Department Information

Grayback Forestry, Inc.
1150 Ort Lane
Merlin, Oregon 97532-0838

Chief: President Michael Wheelock

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

Age: 19 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Contract 
Incident date: Jul 19, 2017 17:00
Date of death: Jul 19, 2017 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property