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Incident Name:  unnamed spot fire on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce National Forest, ID
Date: 7/27/1962
Personnel: Rodney Briscoe
Age: 18
Agency/Organization: Grangeville Air Service under contract with the US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: On 7/27/1962 Rodney Briscoe and his Forest Service handcrew were transported by helicopter to extinguish an unnamed spot fire on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce National Forest. Briscoe crouched over after leaving the helicpopter but not far enough. Rotor blades struck the 6-foot youth. He was rushed to Moose Creek Ranger Station where he was met by a doctor. He was then flown to Grangeville by plane. He died of his head injury enroute to a Spokane WA hospital. His parents were with him.

 

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Moose Creek Air Strip, Nez Perce NF

 

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  • Find a Grave Index: Rodney Brisco
    • Name: Rodney D Briscoe
    • Event Type: Burial
    • Event Date: 1962
    • Event Place: Grangeville, Idaho, Idaho, United States of America
    • Photograph Included: Yes
    • Birth Date: 30 Oct 1943
    • Death Date: 27 Jul 1962
    • Affiliate Record Identifier:  99103738
    • Cemetery: Prairie View Cemetery

 

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Contributors to this article: Brett Rogers

 

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