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Logan Harrison Taylor


On Aug. 18, 2022, shortly after 4 p.m., dispatchers received information regarding Firefighter Logan Taylor who was critically injured after being struck by a tree on the Rum Creek Fire, located north of Galice, Oregon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue immediately deployed a helicopter and personnel to the fire.

Upon their arrival, Taylor was airlifted out of the mountainous terrain to an awaiting Mercy Flights helicopter, which then transported him to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Despite lifesaving efforts, however, Taylor passed away from the injuries he sustained. Taylor was the operator of Sasquatch Reforestation, a company that contracted with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Incident Location: Rum Creek Fire, located north of Galice, Oregon

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Logan Harrison Taylor 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

Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Building C
Salem, Oregon 97310

Chief: State Forester Calvin Mukumoto

Age: 25
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: August 18, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Date of death: August 18, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Struck By
Nature of fatal injury: 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 14, 2023