Kenneth Jerry Hood, Assistant Chief

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Assistant Chief Hood was attending an after-action review at a fire station in Quincy, California.  He became ill and was helped to a chair, where he became unconscious.  Firefighters and others provided assistance, including CPR and ALS-level care.  Chief Hood was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  Chief Hood had only recently returned from work after being off with smoke exposure from a wildland fire.  His death was caused by a heart attack.

Department information

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue Division
3650 Schriever AVE
Mather, California 95602

Chief: Director Mark Ghilarducci

Kenneth Jerry Hood was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 50
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 24, 2018 13:07
Date of death: October 24, 2018
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office