We regret to pass on that Longtime Colfax (Washington) Fire Chief Jim Krouse died from an apparent heart attack while fighting a wildfire Saturday afternoon. Krouse, who served as a volunteer firefighter in Colfax for 52 years — 40 of them as chief — was responding to a fire on Green Hollow Road, north of Colfax, at about 3 p.m. when he collapsed while stretching a line.
The Spokane County Firefighter who died last Thursday while responding to a reported wildland fire that turned out to be a good intent call. Lt. Cody Traber, an 18-year firefighter with the district north of the city of Spokane, fell from the Wandermere bridge while trying to get a better vantage point to spot a reported brush fire in the area of Highway 395 and Wandermere Road.
Unable to spot evidence of a fire near the location, Traber and two other Firefighters aboard District 9 Engine 92 moved to a bridge to get a better vantage point when Traber alone exited the engine to get a better look. Lt. Traber, 41, is survived by his wife, Allisyn, and four young children.
Sylvania (Georgia) Fire Department announced that Chris Clifton died Aug. 25. Firefighter Clifton joined Sylvania in 2011 and was an active member. He also served on the Screven County Fire Department and the Newington Fire Department. Sylvania has seven full-time firefighters and 25 volunteers.
It is with deep regret that the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and Nassau County Fire Communications announce the untimely passing of FIRECOM Dispatcher #54 Ronald Kahan. His cause of death has not been identified.
Ron started his career at FIRECOM in October of 2000, faithfully serving the residents of Nassau County for 21 years. Ron was also a 29 year member of the Rockville Centre Fire Department. He was elected to membership on April 21, 1992 into the Live Oak Engine Co. 1 where he was a two time Ex Captain and a current Warden. Ron was also a current Fire Commissioner of the Bay Park Fire District.
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