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Incident Name: Tyee Fire, Wenatchee National Forest
Date: incident date 7/27/94; date of death 8/3/94
Personnel: Paul Hodges
Age: 58
Agency/Organization: Chelan County Fire Protection District #9 under contract for the US Forest Service
Position: water tender driver

Summary: On July 27, 1994, Paul Hodges suffered a heart attack while assigned to driving a tanker truck (engine) on a the Tyee Fire in the Wenatchee National Forest. He was on standby in a staging area at the time of the incident. Hodges was a contract employee for the USFS and a volunteer with the Chelan County Fire Protection District #9. He died on August 3.

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His home station was Chelan County Fire Protection District #9, serving the Plain and Lake Wenatchee area

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Contributors to this article: John Miller, Rene Vanderhooft

 

 

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