Incident Name: Siskiyou-Blue 2 Complex
Date: injured 08/26/08, died 09/11/08
Personnel: Curtis Hillman
Agency/Organization: Private Contractor
Position: Dozer Operator
Summary: Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Curtis Hillman, Sr., of TNT Construction (U.S. Forest Service Contractor) died on September 11, 2008 as a result of a head injury sustained as he jumped or fell while operating heavy equipment at the Siskiyou and Blue 2 Complex fires on August 25, 2008.
- USFA Memorial Database: Curtis Ray Hillman, Sr
- From The Record Searchlight, Flags at half-staff for fallen contract firefighter: Link to Online article
- Eureka Times Standard Obituary:
Curtis Hillman is survived by his wife Susan of Happy Camp, brother Grant Hillman of Orleans, children Charlene Neaf and husband Danny of Weaverville; Curtis R. Hillman Jr. and girlfriend Serena of Arcata; Leeon C. Hillman and wife Erin of Happy Camp; Shelly Niewinski and husband Jeff of Weaverville; Skooter Hillman of Happy Camp, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Mercy Medical Center Hospitality House in Redding.
Contributors to this article: Mellie (provided hardcopy of the Eureka Times Standard Obituary)
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