Trenton Martin Johnson

Firefighter

Firefighter Johnson was a part of a 20-person crew assigned to the Florence Fire in the Lolo National Forest in Western Montana. As firefighters began their work, the top of a burned tree broke off and struck Firefighter Johnson. He was treated by other firefighters and evacuated by helicopter from a nearby heliport. He died as the result of traumatic injuries.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Trenton Martin Johnson was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

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

Chief: President Michael Wheelock

Age: 19
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: July 19, 2017 17:00
Date of death: July 19, 2017
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Water Supply
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

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