Firefighter Fatality Notification – James Krouse

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

James Krouse

Chief Emeritus

Colfax Fire Department
Colfax, WA

On Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, Chief Emeritus James Krouse responded to a wildland fire. While stretching hose lines, he experienced a medical emergency and collapsed. He was immediately taken to the local hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 72

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 52

Date of Incident: August 28, 2021

Date of Death: August 28, 2021

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