A firefighter life-flighted to hospital after engine rollover in Oregon

A firefighter was transported by ambulance and then by a life flight helicopter to a hospital after an engine rollover in Oregon on July 18, 2014. According to the preliminary “24-Hour Report”, the Warm Springs Tribal engine with two on board was en route to the 73 Fire on an initial attack response. The other firefighter was transported to a hospital and released after an evaluation.

The “24-Hour Report” was posted on the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center almost 200 hours after the accident.

The entire one-page report: Warm Springs Engine MVA 24-Hour Report

UPDATE: A more complete version of the report was released around October 1, 2014.

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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.