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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: UT

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 50th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Caleb N. Hamm has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management - Bonneville Hot Shots.

Caleb N. Hamm

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland Part-Time
Years of Service: 5
Date of Incident: 07/07/2011
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 07/07/2011

Fire Department: Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management - Bonneville Hot Shots
Address: 2370 S 2300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Fire Department Chief: Chris Kirby

Incident Description: Firefighter Hamm fell ill while he was working on a fire line near Abilene, Texas. Hamm, a member of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Bonneville Interagency Hotshot crew, was being transported by helicopter to the hospital when he passed away from a cause still to be determined.
Initial reports indicated that the extreme heat in Texas at the time may have been a factor in Hamm’s death.
Incident Location: Near Abilene, TX

Funeral Arrangements: 07/14/2011 @ 1100hrs, Double Tree Riverside Hotel, 2900 West Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Caleb N. Hamm at
To date, 50 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 45 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and five from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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