Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

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

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

Views: 80


You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

Policy Page


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2019   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service