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Incident Name:  South Troy Fire on Kootenai National Forest, MT
Date: Incident date: 8/27/00; Death date: 8/29/00
Personnel: Frank Funston
Age: 47
Agency/Organization: contracted firefighter under Forest Service jurisdiction
Position: firefighter, faller and sawyer

Summary:  Firefighter Funston was working a Montana wildfire -- the South Troy -- when he became ill and was assisted from the fireline. He went to the hospital for treatment then returned to his hotel where he died 2 days later of unknown causes.

 

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South Troy Fire on the Kootenai National Forest, MT

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • In the Retrospective USFA Report for 2000. Did anyone know this man or the associated  circumstances?
  • USFA Memoreial Database: Frank Funston

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Photos, Videos, & Tributes

From Frank Funston's sister From Frank Funston's sister

 

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