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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 52nd Line Of Duty Deaths in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Sister Wildland Firefighter Anne Veseth has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and members of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.

Anne Veseth

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Status: Wildland Part-Time
Years of Service: 2

Date of Incident: 08/12/2012
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 08/12/2012

Fire Department: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
Address: 104 Airport Road, Grangeville, ID 83530
Fire Department Chief: Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell

Incident Description: Firefighter Veseth was struck by a tree while working fire operations on the Steep Corner Fire above Orofino, Idaho.
Incident Location: Vicinity of Orofino, Idaho.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Anne Veseth at

To date, 52 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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