Personnel: David Gardella
Agency/Organization: Jackson Fire Department, Jackson, CA working with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) now CAL FIRE, Amador, ElDorado Ranger Unit
Summary: On June 8, 1984, David Gardella was operating with a backpack extinguisher on a grass fire near Jackson CA when he stepped on a powerline. He died of electrocution.
Jackson, CA (SE of Sacramento in the foothills; east of Camanche Lake @ Ione, CA)
Hwy 49 x Hwy 88
- listed on the NWCG Wildland Fire Fatalities by Year 1910-2011
State - California
Location - Jackson
Accident - Electrocution
- California Death Index: David Gardella
- USFA Memorial Database: David Gardella
- Honored on the California fallen firefighters wall in Sacramento. California Memorial LODDs by Wall Order. (84 K pdf) --see page 17
- David Guardella is also honored on the USFA National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. Look for his name under California.
Contributors to this article: a CAL FIRE firefighter
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