The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Colfax Fire Department
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.
Years of Service: 52
Date of Incident: August 28, 2021
Date of Death: August 28, 2021
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