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Allen Johnson

Liaison Officer

While assigned to the French Fire near Kernville, CA, Liaison Officer Allen Johnson became ill and tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 24, 2021. There were other confirmed cases of the virus on the French Fire. Liaison Officer Johnson was placed in isolation at the incident and transported to the hospital on Aug. 31, 2021 where he passed away. 

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

Department information

United States Forest Service-Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
19777 Greenley RD
Sonora, California 95370

Chief: Forest Supervisor Jason Kuiken

Age: 68
Rank: Liaison Officer
Classification: Wildland Part-Time
Incident date: August 24, 2021
Date of death: August 31, 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: December 07, 2021