USFA On-Duty Death: Idaho

United States Fire Administration
26 September 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Crew Boss Gerardo Rincon, 48* of the Salmon-Challis National Forest on 20 September 2022.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, while assigned to the Moose Fire near Salmon, ID, Crew Boss Gerardo Rincon suffered a medical emergency and passed away.

Rank: Crew Boss
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: September 20, 2022
Date of death: September 20, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

*Rincon was 48-years-old. The USFA did not list his age.

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 73.

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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