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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 77th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Wildland Contract Firefighter Oscar Montano-Garcia has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Oscar Montano-Garcia

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland Contract

Date of Incident: 08/25/2013
Time of Incident: 1800hrs
Date of Death: 08/25/2013

Fire Department: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Address: 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504
Fire Department Chief: National Forest Supervisor Rob MacWhorter

Incident Description: During operations on the Nabob fire in Northern California, Firefighter Montano-Garcia succumbed to a medical condition the nature of which is still to be reported.

Incident Location: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Siskiyou County, CA

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Oscar Montano-Garcia at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 77 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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