USFA: Washington On-Duty Death

Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber, 41, of Spokane County (WA) Fire District #9.

Responded to a brush fire. While investigating the fire, he fell from the Wandermere Bridge.

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber, 41, of Spokane County (WA) Fire District #9 on August 26, 2021.

On Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, Lieutenant/Paramedic Cody Traber responded to a reported brush fire. While investigating the fire, he fell from the Wandermere Bridge at Highway 395 and passed away from the injuries he sustained in the fall.

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant/Paramedic Traber at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 80 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. 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.

FirefighterNation: Spokane County (WA) Firefighter Dies at Brush Fire

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