Ken Hood, Assistant Fire Chief

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Incident Description: On Oct. 24, 2018, California Office of Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hood suffered an acute medical emergency during a multi-agency coordination meeting in Quincy, CA. He received immediate assistance from the Quincy Fire Department and other public safety professionals who were attending the meeting.  Despite a valiant effort by first responders and then emergency room personnel, Hood passed away hours later at the Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, CA. 

Department information

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

Chief: Kim Zagaris, State Fire and Rescue Chief

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

Age: 50
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 24, 2018 14:00
Date of death: October 24, 2018
Cause of death: Collapse
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A