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Incident Name: Pack Test or WCT
Date: 3/8/20914
Personnel: Bobby Mollere
Age: 61
Agency/Organization: Hellsgate Fire Department in Star Valley, Arizona
Position: firefighter

Summary: Bobby Mollere, a firefighter with Hellsgate Fire Department, collapsed and died on 3/8/2014 while participating in the Star Valley fire department's annual wildland pack test training exercise in Payson. Fellow first responders tried but were not able to recuscitate him.

 

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Payson High School training location

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  • An Arizona firefighter died during a training exercise on Saturday.

    3/9/2014 | Online Article

    61-year-old Bobby Mollere worked with the Hellsgate Fire Department in Star Valley, Arizona, near the city of Payson. Mollere was taking part in a wildland fire training exercise in Payson on Saturday morning when he reportedly collapsed. His fellow first responders were not able to resuscitate him. More at the link...

  • USFA Memorial Database: Bobby Mollere

 

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  • A LODD memorial service for Lt. Bobby Mollere of the Hellsgate Fire Department took place at 1000 hrs on 3/22/14 at the All Saints Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Ave, Phoenix.

    A procession of emergency vehicles left the Star Valley Fire Station, proceeded through Payson with police escort and delivered Bobby's ashes to his final resting place. A reception for all firefighters and families was held at Bobby’s wife’s home after the services....

    A memorial fund has been established for the family of Bobby Mollere:

    Benefit of Bobby Mollere

    C/O Wells Fargo Bank

    115 Arizona Highway 260

    Payson, AZ, 85541

 

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