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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Firefighter Fatality


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

Name: Jimmy Randolph
Rank: Inmate Firefighter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland Part-Time
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 08/18/2012
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 08/19/2012

Fire Department: California Department of Corrections
Address: 1515 S Street, Suite 502, South Sacramento, CA 95814
Fire Department Chief: Secretary Matthew Cate

Incident Description: Inmate Firefighter Randolph passed away at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs, California from a cause still to be determined. Within 24 hours prior to becoming ill, Randolph had been assigned to the Buck Fire in Hemet, California.
Incident Location: Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Inmate Firefighter Jimmy Randolph at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
 
To date, 54 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm

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