Firefighter dies at brush fire in Spokane County, Washington

Cody Traber firefighter
Cody Traber. Photo on left by Spokane County FD. Photo on right by Robert J. Shaer in 2002.

A firefighter with Spokane County Fire District 9 died while at a brush fire Thursday in Washington.

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Traber fell from the Wandermere Bridge on Interstate 395.

In a Facebook post the Fire District said Mr. Traber was an 18-year veteran of the District and previously served at the Department of Natural Resources and two other fire departments. He leaves behind his wife, Allisyn and four young children.

We send out our sincere condolences to Mr. Traber’s family, friends, and co-workers.

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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 “Firefighter dies at brush fire in Spokane County, Washington”

  1. To all the family, friends and love ones; I am very sorry for your loses.

    Cody Traber killed in Washington while working on a brush fire.
    Ruiz Carapia killed in Oregon while working on a wildfire.
    Tim Hart killed in New Mexico while parachuting into a wildfire.
    Selinde Roosenburg killed in Ohio while working a controlled burn.
    Dennis M. Bender died while working with a fire crew in Nebraska.
    Mathew Miller and Jeff Piechura were killed in Arizona after air attack plane crashed fighting a wildfire.
    A Firefighter pilot was killed in Alberta after his helicopter crashed fighting a wildfire.
    Four Firefighters were killed in Florida after a helicopter crash in Florida while training.

  2. my sincere condolences to those who have lost their lives while fighting these summer wildfires that go on and on…
    and to your families as well! ……may we at long last pay heed to the knowledge of those who know what they’re talking about when it comes to supporting all our nation’s firefighters!


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