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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 50th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Dozer Operator Robert Oliver Reagan III 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.

Robert Oliver Reagan III

Rank: Dozer Operator
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland - Contract
Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 07/26/2016
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 07/26/2016

Fire Department: CAL FIRE
Address: 1416 9th Street POB 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244
Fire Department Chief: Director Ken Pimlott

Incident Description: Dozer Operator Reagan was fatally injured during night time operations when his bulldozer overturned while operating in steep terrain battling the Soberanes Fire in the Palo Colorado Canyon vicinity of California.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Palo Colorado, CA

Tribute is being paid to Robert Oliver Reagan III at

To date, 50 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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