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Marshall Grant Brookfield


Wildland Firefighter/Paramedic Marshall Grant Brookfield was deployed to the McCash fire in Orleans, California when he contracted COVID-19 and a rare fungal infection that was found to be directly associated to the wildfires and smoke inhalation. He was removed from the incident due to severe illness and sent to the hospital where he was admitted and remained in the Intensive Care Unit until his passing on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

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

Department information

Emergency Response Logistics
37 County Road 4627
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447

Chief: Owner and CEO Kevin Ratzmann

Age: 41
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: September 13, 2021 11:00 a.m.
Date of death: September 29, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: October 28, 2021