Incident Name: Tyee Fire, Wenatchee National Forest
Date: incident date 7/27/94; date of death 8/3/94
Personnel: Paul Hodges
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.
His home station was Chelan County Fire Protection District #9, serving the Plain and Lake Wenatchee area
- US Forest Service Heroes Memorial: Paul Hodges
- Paul'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"
- USFA Memorial Database: Paul Hodges and on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial under Washington
Contributors to this article: John Miller, Rene Vanderhooft
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