California Fire Department Recruit Dies During Training

By Bill Carey
22 February 2023

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. – A volunteer fire department recruit in California suffered a medical emergency during training and died on the scene.

KION 46 reported that volunteer recruit Daniel Lamothe was stricken during a training session at the Ben Lomond Training Center.

Efforts to revive Lamothe, 38, by medical personnel on the scene were unsuccessful. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Photograph courtesy of stellarcorpses/KOIN 46.

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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