LA County firefighter dies during physical training

David L Bailey
David L  Bailey
David L. Bailey

This morning a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department died during physical fitness training. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Fire Captain David Bailey suffered a medical emergency, resulting in his untimely death at Los Angeles County Fire Department Camp 14 in Santa Clarita.

Captain Bailey, 50, was a resident of Acton, and is survived by his wife. He had no children. Funeral services will be announced at a later time.

We offer our sincere condolences to Captain Bailey’s wife and his coworkers.

UPDATE  at 6:17 p.m. MT, April 4, 2012

The original information above came directly from PIO Captain Mark Savage of the LACFD. Chuck Bushey talked Captain Savage later who told that Captain Bailey was walking on a hiking trail during his morning physical training when he died, which agrees with what we posted yesterday. However, some other internet articles are reporting slightly different versions of the circumstances. We stand by our original version, as well as Chuck’s additional details.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “LA County firefighter dies during physical training”

  1. I worked with Dave on the Haz-Mat squad back in 98? We had lots of fun chasing brush fires up the steep mountain slopes of the 5 freeway in Valencia. Take care of yourself. You never know when the Lord will recall you.


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