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Chris Nelson


On February 8, 2014, Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Nelson was injured and paralyzed during an incident while participating in training on duty. On February 8, 2024, Firefighter-Paramedic Nelson passed away from the injuries he sustained in the incident.

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

Department information

Selma Fire Department
1711 Tucker Street
Selma, California 93662

Chief: Jordan Webster

Age: 55
Rank: Firefighter-Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 8, 2014
Date of death: February 8, 2024
Cause of fatal injury: Fall
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: February 14, 2024