USFA On-Duty Death: Oregon

United States Fire Administration
22 August 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Logan Taylor, 25, contracted to the Oregon Department of Forestry, on 18 August 2022.

On August 18, 2022, shortly after 4:00 p.m., dispatchers received information regarding Firefighter Logan Taylor who was critically injured after being struck by a tree on the Rum Creek Fire, located north of Galice, Oregon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue immediately deployed a helicopter and personnel to the fire. Upon their arrival, Taylor was airlifted out of the mountainous terrain to an awaiting Mercy Flights helicopter, which then transported him to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Despite lifesaving efforts, however, Taylor passed away from the injuries he sustained. Taylor was the operator of Sasquatch Reforestation, a company that contracted with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Age: 25
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: August 18, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Date of death: August 18, 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 70.

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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