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Luke Sheehy

USA Firefighter Fatality Notification

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A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 1300 at the Redding Civic Center Auditorium.

Luke Sheehy was 28 years old. A USFS Smoke Jumper, and previously a wildland firefighter for CalFire who died last week of injuries sustained while fighting a fire in Modoc National Forest.

We are grateful for his service and dedication. He will be deeply missed in both wildland and EMS. A true professional that had a smile so big it made his head bobble.

Our sincere condolences to Luke's family and friends.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Luke Sheehy

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Status: Wildland Part-Time

Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 06/10/2013

Time of Incident: 1655hrs

Date of Death: 06/10/2013

Fire Department: U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region

Address: 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592
Fire Department Chief: Regional Forester Randy Moore

Incident Description: Firefighter Sheehy, a member of the California Smokejumpers, was struck by a falling portion of a tree while operating on the Saddle Back Fire in the Modoc National Forest. Sheehy was treated by fellow firefighters and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Alturas, California, but succumbed to his injuries.

Incident Location: South Warner Wilderness about 15 miles southeast of Alturas, CA

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Luke Sheehy at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 38 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics

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