Marin's Fallen Firefighters

Firefighting is one of America's most dangerous professions.  Many Marin Firefighters have died in the line of duty, and many succumb to illness related to on the job exposures to toxic chemicals and carcinogens in smoke and hazardous materials.  The Marin Independent Journal published an excellent article titled "Hometown Heroes: The Untold Stories of Marin's Fire Service Casualties" in 2013.

The International Association of Firefighters and California Professional Firefighters maintain dedicated memorials to Fallen Firefighters.

In 1986, the IAFF completed a permanent tribute to its members, the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Memorial was founded to recognize and honor past and future professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who are killed in the line of duty and to provide assistance to the surviving spouses and children of those members.

The California Firefighters Memorial is a unique and stunning tribute to more than 1,250 firefighters who have died in the line of duty since California became a state in 1850.  The California Firefighters Memorial is located in Capitol Park, the grounds adjacent to the State Capitol in Sacramento, California. Capitol Park is a state and national landmark.

Lee MacDonald

TBD-2012

San Rafael Fire Department

Occupational Cancer

Scott Carnevale

1969-2011

Alameda Fire Department/Mill Valley, Tamalpais, Marin County Fire Departments

Occupational Cancer

John Jones

1943-2008

San Rafael Fire Department

Occupational Cancer

Ed Kelly

1946-2007

Ross Valley Fire Department

Occupational Cancer

1941-2006

Marin County Fire Department

Occupational Cancer

1975-2006

Marinwood Fire Department

Cardiac Arrest

Steve Rucker

1963-2003

Novato Fire Protection District

Burn Injuries, Overrun by Wildfire

Sekou Turner

1973-2002

Alameda County FD/Marin County FD

Cardiac Arrest While Responding to Emergency

1955-2001

Southern Marin Fire Protection District

Heart Attack

TBD-2001

San Rafael Fire Department

Occupational Cancer

TBD-1999

Novato Fire Protection District

Occupational Cancer

TBD-1987

Tiburon Fire Protection District

Occupational Cancer

TBD

San Rafael Fire Department

Occupational Cancer

1935-1978

Larkspur Fire Department

Fire Engine Crash Enroute to Structure Fire

George Cavallero

1918-1969

Novato Fire Protection District

Heart Attack While Responding to Fire

1938-1961

Alto Fire Department

Railroad Tunnel Fire, Tunnel Collapse

1896-1958

Battalion Chief, San Rafael Fire Department

Heart Attack

1887-1948

Marin County Fire Department

Heart Attack While Fighting Grass Fire

1914

Ross Fire Department

Structural Collapse


 

Aristid Papadimetreon (AKA Henry George) died while fighting a structure fire in the Town of Ross in 1914.  This long forgotten line of duty (LODD) on April 29, 1914 was discovered in 2016, by the Marin Fire History website while researching the history of the Ross Fire Department. 

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1870-1924

Sausalito Fire Department

Smoke Inhalation While Fighting Structure Fire

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