Charles Alan Ruffing, Senior Firefighter/Driver Engineer

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Senior Firefighter/Driver Engineer Charles Ruffing, who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, was found deceased in Boise Fire Department Station 6 as a result of a suicide.

Incident Location: Station 6, 6933 Franklin Road, Boise, ID 83709


Department information

Boise Fire Department
333 N. Mark Stall Pl
Boise, Idaho 83704

Chief: Dennis Doan

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

Age: 53
Rank: Senior Firefighter/Driver Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 21, 2019 06:20
Date of death: May 21, 2019
Cause of death: Other
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A