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Cody Traber

Lieutenant/Paramedic

On Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber responded to a reported brush fire. While investigating the fire, he fell from the Wandermere Bridge at Highway 395 and passed away from the injuries he sustained in the fall.


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

Department information

Spokane County Fire District #9
3801 East Farwell RD
Mead, Washington 99021

Chief: Jack Cates

Age: 41
Rank: Lieutenant/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 26, 2021 10:00 p.m.
Date of death: August 26, 2021
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: September 02, 2021