It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 59th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Wildland Firefighter Chris Seelye has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service .
Status: Wildland Contract
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 09/17/2012
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 09/17/2012
Fire Department: USDA Forest Service
Address: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Fire Department Chief: Forest Supervisor Rebecca Heath
Incident Description: Firefighter Chris Seelye, under contract with the USDA Forest Service, suffered a medical emergency while battling the Wenatchee Complex Fire. Firefighter Seelye was treated by incident medical personnel and rushed to a nearly hospital where he passed away later that evening.
Incident Location: Wenatchee Complex Fire north of Entiat, WA
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Chris Seelye at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 59 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...