Firefighter Fatality Notification – Frumencio Ruiz Carapia

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Frumencio Ruiz Carapia
Firefighter/Squad Boss

GE Forestry
Central Point, OR


On Monday, August 23, 2021, while working at the Gales Wildland Fire, Firefighter/Squad Boss Frumencio Ruiz Carapia was killed when he was struck by a falling tree.

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Status: Wildland-Contract

Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: August 23, 2021

Date of Death: August 23, 2021

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