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Incident Name:
Date: 7/14/1964
Personnel: Richard Krejci
Age: 20
Agency/Organization: CDF (now CAL FIRE)
Position: firefighter

Summary: Details are sketchy but it is clear that CDF firefighter Richard Krejci died in a vehicle accident with a train while en route to a wildland fire in the San Bernardino Ranger Unit on July 14, 1964. If you know any more, please let us know.

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  • From NWCG Fire Fatality Record: Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910 - 1996 (407 K pdf)

    Date: 1964

    Fire Name / Location: San Bernardino Ranger Unit, CA

    1 fatality

    Agency: CDF (now CAL FIRE)

    Fire behavior observed: Unknown

    Remarks: Engine collided with a train while responding to wildland fire.

  • From 1964 CA Memorial Wall database, there is one 1964 fatality with the categories collision, trauma, blunt, while responding/returning:

    Richard S Krejci

    Agency: CDF

    Date: 7/14/1964

    Cause: collision, trauma, blunt, while responding/ returning

  • California, Death Index: Richard S Krejci

    Name: Richard S Krejci

    Event Type: Death

    Event Date: 14 Jul 1964

    Event Place: San Bernardino, California, United States

    Birth Date: 20 Jan 1944

    Birthplace: Indiana

    Gender: Male

    Father's Name:

    Mother's Name: Orban

    Age: 20


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