It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 38th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Smokejumper Luke Sheey has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to their families, friends and our brothers & sisters of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region.
Status: Wildland Part-Time
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 06/10/2013
Time of Incident: 1655hrs
Date of Death: 06/10/2013
Fire Department: U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region
Address: 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592
Fire Department Chief: Regional Forester Randy Moore
Incident Description: Firefighter Sheehy, a member of the California Smokejumpers, was struck by a falling portion of a tree while operating on the Saddle Back Fire in the Modoc National Forest. Sheehy was treated by fellow firefighters and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Alturas, California, but succumbed to his injuries.
Incident Location: South Warner Wilderness about 15 miles southeast of Alturas, CA
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Luke Sheehy at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/