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USFA: California On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hood, 50, of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue Division on October 24, 2018.

On Oct. 24, 2018, California Office of Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hood suffered an acute medical emergency during a multi-agency coordination meeting in Quincy, CA. He received immediate assistance from the Quincy Fire Department and other public safety professionals who were attending the meeting.  Despite a valiant effort by first responders and then emergency room personnel, Hood passed away hours later at the Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, CA.  

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Hood at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 74 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

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