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Incident Name:  a fire on the Boise National Forest, ID
Date: 7/19/1940
Personnel: Joseph Galluzzo
Age: 39
Agency/Organization: Civilian Conservation Corps, Boise National Forest
Position: CCC enrollee firefighter

Summary: On July 19, 1940, Joseph Galluzzo, CCC, was entrapped and died in a fire on the Boise National Forest.

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Lessons Learned Center: CCC Entrapment, 1 fatality

    Date:     7/19/1940

    Location:     Boise

    State:     Idaho

    Incident:     

    Accident:     Entrapment

    Category:     Fire

    Organization:     Federal

    Agency:     CCC

    Number of People:     Not Applicable

    Shelters Available:     Not Applicable

    Shelters Deployed:     Not Applicable

    Fatalities:     1

    Injuries:     Not Applicable

  • Forest Service Heroes Memorial: Joseph Galluzzo - Boise National Forest

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  • Description of lightning-caused fires burning across the Northern Rockies and Intermountain Regions at the time of Joseph Galluzzo's death and that the CCC "boys" were fighting them:
Lightning fires and CCC firefighters Lightning fires and CCC firefighters

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Contributors to this article: John Miller

 

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