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Timothy “Tim” David Hart


On May 24, 2021, Smokejumper/Firefighter Hart suffered critical injuries in a hard landing while parachuting into the Eicks Fire in New Mexico. He was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, for treatment. He died on June 2, 2021 as a result of his injuries.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Timothy “Tim” David Hart was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center
PO Box 610
West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

Chief: Vicki Christiansen

Age: 36
Rank: Smokejumper/Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Full-Time
Incident date: May 24, 2021
Date of death: June 2, 2021
Cause of fatal injury: Fall
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: July 07, 2022