Peter Hein, Fire Engineer

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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.

Department information

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

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

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