Eric R. Ellis, Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter

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On May 15, 2020, Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter Eric R. Ellis complained of left arm numbness during mandated physical fitness training.  The day after the incident, he was hospitalized to treat a heart condition.  Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter Ellis passed away on May 21, 2020, from an apparent heart attack.

Department information

Salmon Air Base, Salmon-Challis National Forest
8 Industrial Lane
Salmon, Idaho 83467

Chief: Fire Management Officer Melissa Sartor

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

Age: 45
Rank: Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 15, 2020 08:30
Date of death: May 21, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property