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It is with the deepest sorrow and regret that we report that Chief Dan Packer, Fire Chief with East Pierce Fire & Rescue and Washington State Chiefs Immediate Past President, died in a California Wildfire on Saturday, July 27, 2008. Chief Packer was deployed on Friday, July 26, 2008 and was serving as Division Supervisor in the Siskiyou mountains in Northern California. He was over run by the fire when the wind shifted unexpectedly.

I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Dan last year during the Washington State Chiefs conference. Dan was a major force in the fire service in Washington state. He had tremendous passion and loved our bussiness when you sat with him you could feel his energy. Dan will be greatly missed by all who knew him and all who worked with him

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the East Pierce Fire Department/Local 2877 & Local 3520 and all of his fire service family in Washington state.

Please leave your thoughts and prayers here and we will forward them on to his family. God bless and keep you Dan."">

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Rest in peace Chief. Thoughts and prayers to the family and Brothers he served with.
Rest in peace Chief (brother), I know your in good company.

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