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Peter Alan Hein

Fire Engineer

On August 11, 2020, Fire Engineer Peter Hein was working with the U.S. Forest Service at the Stagecoach Wildfire in Kern County.  He suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

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

Department information

Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department
181 N Main Street
Big Pine, California 93513

Age: 61
Rank: Fire Engineer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 11, 2020 16:30
Date of death: August 11, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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