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Frumencio Ruiz Carapia

Firefighter/Squad Boss

On Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, while working at the Gales Wildland Fire, Firefighter/Squad Boss Frumencio Ruiz Carapia was killed when he was struck by a falling tree.

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

Department information

GE Forestry
5315 McLaughlin Drive
Central Point, Oregon 97502

Chief: Esteban Gonzalez, Owner

Age: 56
Rank: Firefighter/Squad Boss
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: August 23, 2021
Date of death: August 23, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: August 31, 2021