USFA On-Duty Death: Colorado

United States Fire Administration
15 August 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Wildland Firefighter Collin Hagan, 27, of the BLM-Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew on 10 August 2022.

On Wed., Aug 10, 2022, Wildland Firefighter Collin Hagan was fighting the Big Swamp Wildfire near Oakridge, Oregon, when he was struck by a falling tree. Despite efforts from EMS personnel, Wildland Firefighter Hagan passed away from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Age: 27
Rank: Wildland Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Full-Time
Incident date: August 10, 2022 12:20 p.m.
Date of death: August 10, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 68.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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