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Incident Name:
Date:  4/13/2015
Personnel: Raymond Araujo
Age: 37
Agency/Organization: CAL FIRE, California Department of Corrections
Position: firefighter

Summary:  Inmate Firefighter Raymond Araujo suffered a heart attack while engaged in a training exercise on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Banning, California. Araujo succumbed to his injury after being airlifted to a base camp where he was treated by CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department medics.

 

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 Hathaway Canyon, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA

 

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  • The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Raymond Araujo
Rank: Inmate Firefighter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland Part-Time
Years of Service: <1
Date of Incident: 04/13/2015
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 04/13/2015
Fire Department: CAL FIRE
Address: PO Box 944246, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
Fire Department Chief: Director Ken Pimlott


Incident Description: Inmate Firefighter Araujo suffered a heart attack while engaged in a training exercise on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Banning, California. Araujo succumbed to his injury after being airlifted to a base camp where he was treated by CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department medics. Incident Location: Hathaway Canyon, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA

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  • Inmate Firefighter Dies During Training Exercise Near Morongo: The victim was one of 43 county inmates who had volunteered to deploy for wildland firefighting and brush clearance operations.

    4/15/2015 | Online article

    An inmate firefighter suffered a fatal heart attack while engaged in an exercise on the Morongo Indian Reservation, authorities said this week.

    Raymond Araujo, 37, died Monday afternoon after he collapsed while training with fellow members of an inmate hand crew in the Hathaway Canyon area of the reservation, northeast of Banning, according to the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation... ( More at the link.)

 

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