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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 16th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Forestry Fire Pilot Jerold "Jerry" Bonner has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the CAL FIRE and the Alma Helitack Base in Santa Clara County.

Jerold “Jerry” Bonner

Rank: Pilot
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 16

Date of Incident: 03/06/2015
Time of Incident: 0900hrs
Date of Death: 03/06/2015

Fire Department: CAL FIRE
Address: PO Box 944246, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
Fire Department Chief: Ken Pimlott

Incident Description: While on duty at Alma Helitack Base in Santa Clara County, California, Pilot Bonner was found deceased inside of his barracks from a cardiac related nature of fatal injury.

Incident Location: Alma Helitack Base

Tribute is being paid to Pilot Jerold “Jerry” Bonner at

To date, 16 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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