Incident Name: fire on the Payette National Forest
Personnel: Robert Alan Johnson
Agency/Organization: Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service
Position: Employee of Fire Cache at NIFC
Summary: On September 14, 1994, Robert Johnson, a BLM employee of the Great Basin Fire Cache at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, died when his truck was struck by another vehicle while he was delivering cache equipment and supplies to a fire on the Payette National Forest.
His home forest was the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon.
Vehicle accident location on the Boise NF is unknown. NIFC location:
- US Forest Service Heroes Memorial: Robert Allen Johnson
- USFA Memorial Database: Robert L. Johnson, listed on the 1994 memorial plaque under Idaho
- Robert Johnson's name, death date and brief bio are included in the USFA Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published April 2002 (2,888 K pdf)
Forest Service Fire Management Today, Vol 55, No. 1, 1995 "In Memoriam"
Contributors to this article: Cache Queen, John Miller, Mellie
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