Fallen Firefighter Memorial
In 1985, the Washington State Firefighter’s Association established Washington’s Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Service. A bronzed Maltese cross affixed to a granite cairn denotes the Washington State’s Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial that is located at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington.
Over the years, the Firefighter’s Association and other prominent state fire service organizations have joined together to annually recognize firefighters who have died in the line of duty giving unselfish service to their communities and Washington State.
The 2017 service will take place on June 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Washington State Capital Rotunda in Olympia.
Charles “Doug” Archer – Spokane County Fire District 8, Last Alarm 11/28/2016 –
Doug Archer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to F. Curtis Archer and Alice Shirley Archer on October 30, 1967. Doug attended grade school in Wisconsin and when his family moved to Washington, he attended Bowdish Junior High and graduated from University High School in 1986. He graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture. He worked as a dedicated volunteer firefighter for over 30 years, and was an Engine Boss, Fire Investigator and Emergency Medical Technician. He was extremely active with the Washington Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Additionally, Doug was the store manager for Inland Photo and Supply. He then opened his own store named Northwest Photo Supply. He was a member of the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, past president of the Engineers Forum, a member of Spokane Symphony Associates with regular attendance of performances, and a regular attendee of Spokane Chiefs hockey games.
Doug’s passions included serving others, firefighting, photography, architecture, backpacking, hiking, and world travel. Known to his sister and brother as their “big baby brother”, Doug also acted as a friend, uncle, and brother to his extended adopted family of close friends. A private and gentle man, Doug always enjoyed a good beer, art and music, a good story or joke, and sharing his life’s experiences and travels with those around him.
On November 28, 2016, Doug had responded with crews to a residential fire and an aid call. When he returned home to rest, he died in his sleep. Doug is preceded in death by his father, F. Curtis Archer.
Doug is survived by Alice Shirley Archer (mother), Patience Archer Duhnke (sister); William Dunhke (spouse), Timothy Archer (brother); Melissa Archer (spouse), David Duhnke, Nathan Duhnke, William Archer and Joshua Archer (nephews), Caitlin (Duhnke) Conley; Joseph Conley (spouse) and Amanda (Portch-Archer) Royce; Jason Royse (spouse)(nieces), Jody Kennedy, Chris Kennedy , and Sheila Warner (cousins).
Captain Michael C Stewart – Navy Region Northwest Fire & Emergency Services, Last Alarm 12/07/2015 – Myeloma Cancer
Michael C. Stewart was a Marine and then a Federal Firefighter for over 30 years. He retired from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Fire Department and spent his retirement riding his motorcycle any chance he got.
Mike was a loyal and stubborn friend. He loved the great outdoors and playing basketball. He enjoyed motorcycle tours with his closest friends. Mike shared many adventures with his best buddy, his dog Harley. Harley passed away in March 2015, at the age of 16.
After a long battle with cancer, Michael passed away at the age of 59 on December 7, 2015, surrounded by close friends and family. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Stewart; sister Terry Stewart; brother Paul Stewart; and close friends Virginia and Kim de Long, Wendy Rue and Tom Primavera, Brian Kidder, Marc Shaw, and Dave and Denice Walton. He was an uncle to Courtney Stewart, Kacey House and Joseph and Christopher Lerma. Michael predeceased his mother Ida Mae and brother David Stewart.
Brent Strong – West Thurston RFA, Last Alarm 9/20/2015 – Brain Cancer
Brent Strong, 47 passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with Brain Cancer. Brent was born in Seattle, WA on June 27, 1968. He graduated from Tumwater High School Class of 1986.
Brent started his career in firefighting as a volunteer at the Scott Lake station at the early age of 16. He attended college and obtained his degree in Fire Science. In January 1997 he started his career with Littlerock Fire Rescue, after many years as a volunteer with Littlerock, Lewis County Fire District 12, and Tumwater. Brent also served with the city of Olympia and Tumwater as a career firefighter.
Brent was an inspiring leader and Training Officer, who loved to serve his community and mentor his students and colleagues. He was a pioneer in the fire training arena and instrumental in the development and success of the Thurston County Fire Academy, Thurston County Training Consortium. Littlerock Fire Rescue and West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.
Captain Strong will be missed but never forgotten, Memorials may be made to WTRFD (West Thurston Regional Fire Department) in care of Volunteer Association.
Brent is survived by his two sons, Chad (Kailey) and Bo (Rachelle), three Granddaughters, Rielynn, Marlee and Shaylee, his parents Jerry and Janet, brother Steve (Joni) and nieces Sophia and Grace, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Michael VanDenBergh – Eastside Fire & Rescue, Last Alarm 9/13/2015 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer
Michael VanDenBergh, 47, was diagnosed with “duty-related” cancer in 2010, according to a statement from Eastside Fire and Rescue, and passed away on September 13, 2015.
VanDenBergh spent most of his career in Issaquah. Deputy Chief Wes Collins recalled interviewing VanDenBergh when he applied to join Issaquah’s fire department and again after Eastside Fire and Rescue had incorporated. He had a passion for serving the community and always left his fellow firefighters with a smile, Collins said.
VanDenBergh was an accomplished EMT, firefighter, driver and acting officer. He was reliable, dedicated and met every criteria required to be numbered as a true public servant.
He is survived by his wife Renee and children Ethan and Sophie. Memorial services are being planned.
Tom Zbyszewski – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/19/2015 – Wildland Fire & Collision
Tom was born and raised in the Methow Valley. Tom loved academics. He was an exceptional student and had close relationships with his teachers. He was salutatorian of his 2013 high school graduating class. He was involved in math competitions, Knowledge Bowl, and Speech and Debate. He was the first runner up for the Washington State Poetry Out Loud competition in 2013. He had a close group of friends, many of whom he knew all of his life.
After graduating from high school, he entered Whitman College in the fall of 2013. Tom was going to start his junior year as a physics major, with a minor in Chinese. His interest in theater continued there, where he was in several productions during his freshman and sophomore years.
For many years he practiced Taekwondo, was a downhill skier and also a member of the Methow Valley swim team. He was very involved in the theater, performing in many plays at the local theaters and school. He truly enjoyed encouraging and supporting younger kids in theater productions.
He was interested in the firefighting job because he grew up with the Forest Service, where his mother, Jennifer, currently works, and his father, Ski, worked for many years. He liked the arduous physical work required for the job, but what he really loved was the camaraderie of the crew, and being involved in the firefighting effort. Tom loved the Methow Valley where he grew up and the people who live there. Everyone he was associated with enriched his life.
Tom was in his second summer of being a firefighter, working for the Methow Valley Ranger District, a job that he loved. He will be sorely missed.
Tom was one of three firefighters that were killed on August 19, 2015, while fighting the Twisp River fire west of Twisp, Washington. The agency confirmed that they were “engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.”
Tom loved his family and his friends, and was happy and enjoyed life. He was kind and big-hearted, and saw value in every person that he met. He always stuck up for the underdog. He always had kind words for everyone.
Andrew Zajac – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/19/2015 – Wildland Fire & Collision
Andrew Zajac, 26, was born to a close knit family in Downers Grove, Illinois. Growing up he played the cello, football, and explored the nation’s great outdoors on trips with his family. Together they planted thousands of seedling trees on their sustainable forest land, laying the foundation for a deep passion to care for nature as well as to enjoy being outdoors.
Andrew graduated from Downers Grove North High School and attended Case Western Reserve University where he played football and discovered a new passion for the field of ecology. This eventually led him to University of South Dakota where he earned a Master’s Degree in biology. While there he met and fell in love with Jennifer.
They hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico in the summer of 2013 and were married in November 2014 in an outdoor ceremony in the Gila National Forest.
Their love of the outdoors brought them to Winthrop, Washington where they began to set the foundation for a simple life together in the valley. Andrew had a deep love for his wife and family.
He enjoyed creating things with his own two hands if for nothing else than to better understand how it worked. He took great pride in all that he did. He was a strong, independent, and intelligent man. He will be greatly missed.
Andrew was one of three firefighters that were killed on August 19, 2015, while fighting the Twisp River fire west of Twisp, Washington. The agency confirmed that they were “engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.”
He is survived by his wife Jennifer (Brown) Zajac, his parents James and Mary Zajac, and his brother William Zajac.
Richard Wheeler – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/19/2015 – Wildland Fire & Collision.
Richard was born and raised in South Haven Michigan. He married his wife, Celeste, in December of 2012. They moved to Wenatchee in April of 2014 to pursue Rick’s fire career.
Fighting fires was in his blood. He was a fourth generation firefighter. He caught the fire bug in his early twenties shortly after leaving AmeriCorps. Rick held many seasonal Fire positions with the US Forest Service. For several years he worked for the Tatanka Hotshots of South Dakota.
In between seasons, Rick would return to Michigan to attend Grand Valley State University. He earned his bachelors degree in Natural Resources Management in the spring of 2013. He planned on using his degree and seasonal work experience to obtain a permanent position with the forest service.
After moving to Wenatchee, he worked on a hand crew, Wenatchee River IA out of Leavenworth, Washington for the 2014 season. For the 2015 season he was working for the Methow Valley Ranger District engine crew based in Winthrop, Washington.
Rick loved anything to do with the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and hiker. He belonged to a church hiking group, and was known for placing extra weight in his pack as a challenge and to keep in shape for the upcoming fire seasons. He would always push himself to be the best he could be.
As a person who lived in each moment, Rick will be remembered for his smile, laughter, and energy. He hated sitting around. He was always trying to learn something new, and was always finding new hobbies.
Rick was one of three firefighters that were killed on August 19, 2015, while fighting the Twisp River fire west of Twisp, Washington. The agency confirmed that they were “engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.”
Rick will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, and son. He leaves behind wife Celeste, parents Karen and Randy Morey, and brothers Jacob Morey, Nathan Morey, and Robert Wheeler.
Mike McCoy – Tukwila, Last Alarm 4/22/2015 – Heart Attack
McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid firefighter for KCFD 1. He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila.
McCoy also found time to work for Puget Sound Ambulance as an emergency medical technician from 1988 until 1990, for American MedTech from 1990 until 1994, and for American Medical Response as a dispatcher from 1994 until the present.
As a member of the Seattle – King County Disaster Team, Washington One Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and Washington Task Force One, McCoy responded to many national and international disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing and Super Storm Sandy.
During the Haiti earthquake, the Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Irene, and Charlie hurricanes, McCoy served as the Type One Operations Section Chief. And during the Katrina hurricane, he was responsible for the largest patient evacuation in U.S. history.
McCoy is survived by wife Mary, sons Corbin and James, grandson Hunter, brothers Pat and KC, his father Earl, and numerous nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Midge and his son Charlie.
Jeff N. Sarchin – Snohomish County #1, Last Alarm 6/30/2015 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Jeff Sarchin passed away on the evening of June 30, 2015 at the age of 62. Jeff’s mind and body were strong, but his lungs just couldn’t keep up. His family was standing with him for his last hours: Susan, his wife of 42 years, his children Collin and Sarah, and his brother Larry Sarchin.
Born October 21, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, Jeff spent his childhood on Mercer Island, his teenage years in Ellensburg, and most of his adult life in Kenmore, Washington. He was a rule breaker as a child, a renegade as a teenager, a grateful husband and father, and worked for 30 years a skillful and compassionate Paramedic.
His Parents, Norm and Donna Sarchin, had both passed, but the time Jeff spent with his mother during the last years of her life was a treasure to him. Jeff always had a guitar in the living room and a bicycle in the garage. He faced the difficulties of his youth with courage and honesty, and as an adult he built his life with passion and thoughtful direction.
To the end, he was dispensing retirement advice, reassurance, love, and eyebrow humor. Jeff shunned nostalgia (except where the children are concerned), and was generous with friends but frugal with finances. He is survived by close friends and a large extended family who love and will miss him dearly.
Keith Johnson – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/16/2014 – Esophageal Cancer
Mark Normington – Spokane Valley, Last Alarm 8/10/2014 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer
JB Bryson – Skagit County Search & Rescue, Last Alarm 6/28/2014 – Fell from cliff
John G Fox – Bellevue Fire, Last Alarm 4/14/2014 – Kidney Cancer
Daniel J. Hall – Department of Corrections, Last Alarm 10/17/2013 – Wildland Fire
Carl Murray – Vancouver, Last Alarm 7/30/2013 – Lung Cancer
Robert Hamel – Clark County #6, Last Alarm 7/25/2013 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
John Knighten – Spokane, Last Alarm 6/30/2013 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer
Albert Nejmeh – Tacoma, Last Alarm 5/14/2013 – Heart Attack
Robert Schmidt – Kent, Last Alarm 4/22/2013 – Brain Cancer
Jessie Hernandez – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/19/2013 – Cancer
John Moncrief – South King Fire, Last Alarm 7/21/2012 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer
Ernest R. Rideout – Kent Fire, Last Alarm 6/6/2012 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer
George H. Sly – Spokane Valley, Last Alarm 11/22/2011 – Esophageal Cancer
Matthew Hadaller III – Lewis FPD #3, Last Alarm 6/27/2011 – Medical
Jeffrey Birt – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/6/2011 – Esophageal Cancer
Garet Rasmussen – Chelan FPD #1, Last Alarm 6/12/2011 – Unknown
Matthew Durham – Woodinville, Last Alarm 12/30/2010 – Chronic Myelogenous
Jesse Youngs – Seattle, Last Alarm 10/22/2010 – Brain Cancer
Chet Bauermeister – Franklin FPD #4, Last Alarm 6/23/2010 – Wildland Fire
Terence Goldberg – Kirkland, Last Alarm 11/8/2009 – Cancer
David Jacobs Jr. – Seattle, Last Alarm 11/8/2009 – Esophageal Cancer
Edward J. Langolis – Kirkland, Last Alarm 10/4/2009 – Cancer
Bob Wilson – Jefferson FPD #2 & #5, Last Alarm 4/7/2009 – Unknown
Terry Bower – Skagit County Dist. #11, Last Alarm 3/7/2009 – Chronic Myelogenous
Roger Duke– Vancouver, Last Alarm 1/2/2009 – Brain Cancer
Zachary VanderGriend – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/1/2008 – Wildland Fire
William Dean McLean – Douglas County #5, Last Alarm 8/7/2008 – Wildland Fire
Daniel B. Packer – East Pierce Fire, Last Alarm 8/26/2008 – Wildland Fire
Andrew Palmer – National Park Service, Last Alarm 7/25/2008 – Wildland Fire
Marty Hauer – Kent Fire, Last Alarm 6/3/2008 – Cancer
Timothy Heelan – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/30/2008 – Cancer
James H. Scragg – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/17/2008 – Lung Cancer
Eric R. Lyons – Kennewick, Last Alarm 7/5/2007 – Heart Attack
Douglas Waller – South King Fire, Last Alarm 10/31/2006 – Infectious Disease
Lillian Patten – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/13/2006 – Helicopter Crash
David M. Potter – Unknown, Last Alarm 6/1/2006 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Kevin Burgoyne – Unknown, Last Alarm 5/7/2006 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Robert E. McLaughlin – Ocean Shores, Last Alarm 3/21/2006 – Drowning
James Barnard – Seattle, Last Alarm 10/25/2005 – Cancer
Nathaniel Ford – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/23/2005 – Heart Attack
Mark Noble – Olympia FD, Last Alarm 1/15/2005 – Brain Cancer
Mike Ward – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/11/2004 – Helicopter Crash
Gerry N. Moberg – Unknown, Last Alarm 8/7/2004 – Cancer
Timothy Ross – Unknown, Last Alarm 12/5/2003 – Brain Cancer
Richard Tiffany – Clark County #12, Last Alarm 11/17/2003 – Heart Attack
Randall Harmon – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/25/2003 – Plane Crash
Robert Morehouse – Snohomish County #1, Last Alarm 9/9/2002 – Pancreatic Cancer’
Steven W. Haworth – Unknown, Last Alarm 3/11/2002 – Brain Cancer
Allan MaCrae Marriott – East Jefferson, Last Alarm 9/8/2001 – Heart Attack
Devin A. Weaver – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire
Jessica L. Johnson – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire
Karen L. Fitzpatrick – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire
Thomas L. Craven – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire
Jeremy Chandler – Grant FPD #5, Last Alarm 6/18/2001 – Cardiac Medical
Steve Henderson – Lacey Fire District #3, Last Alarm 10/9/1999 – Infectious Disease
Lawrence R. Eager – Unknown, Last Alarm 6/29/1997 – Lung Cancer
Curtis W. Rogers – Vancouver, Last Alarm 4/3/1997 – Intestinal Cancer
Charlie Mestaz– Yakima County Search & Rescue, Last Alarm 3/18/1997 – Drowning
Russett S. Hauber – Yakima County Search & Rescue, Last Alarm 3/15/1997 – Drowning
Gary V. Medica – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/19/1996 – Heart Attack
John Boster – Grant FPD #5, Last Alarm 4/9/1996 – Fire Truck Collision
Steven M. Beck – King FPD #2, Last Alarm 3/6/1996 – Lung Cancer
William Angel – Unknown, Last Alarm 4/3/1995 – Cancer
Dana Morrison – Ferry FPD #2, Last Alarm 3/27/1995 – Heart Attack
Walter Kilgore – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse
Gregory Shoemaker – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse
James Brown – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse
Randall Terlicker – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse
John C. King – US Army Reserve, Last Alarm 9/23/1994 – Plane Crash
Paul T. Hodges – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/27/1994 – Heart Attack
Paul Bjorklund – Benton FPD #1, Last Alarm 7/4/1992 – Fire Truck Collision
Donald Perry – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/5/1991 – Lung Cancer
Loren Christian – Chewelah, Last Alarm 12/24/1990 – Heart Attack
Toni Godsil – Grand Coulee, Last Alarm 8/6/1990 – Wildland Fire
Robert P. Wiebe – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/30/1990 – Plane Crash
Ralph F. Glasgow – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/30/1990 – Plane Crash
Stephen Bovey – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/30/1990 – Plane Crash
Jeanette A. Dozier – Snohomish #14, Last Alarm 11/6/1989 – Auto Collision
Mathew W. Johnson – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/9/1989 – Smoke Inhalation
Ron Nelson – DNR, Last Alarm 9/9/1989 – Wildland Fire
Ralph W. Boyle – Yakima #5, Last Alarm 8/24/1989 – Shot by Arsonist
Jean Verville – DNR, Last Alarm 9/9/1988 – Wildland Fire
Lincoln McGowan – DNR, Last Alarm 9/9/1988 – Wildland Fire
Irving D. Day – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/1/1988 – Respiratory Disease
Robert R. Sittner – Skagit #7, Last Alarm 1/30/1988 – Heart Attack
Michael P. Adams – DNR, Last Alarm 7/17/1987 – Wildland Fire
Robert Earhart – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/12/1987 – Smoke Inhalation
Gary Parks – Everett, Last Alarm 2/16/1987 – Smoke Inhalation
Donald Christensen – North Bonneville, Last Alarm 1/17/1987 – Heart Attack
Daniel R. Lohr – Sultan, Last Alarm 11/23/1986 – Hit by a Train
Cash L. Hopkins – DNR, Last Alarm 8/16/1986 – Wildland Fire
Charles E. Braban – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/6/1985 – Unknown
Timothy J. Trudell – DNR, Last Alarm 7/29/1985 – Plane Crash
James E. Dunlap – DNR, Last Alarm 7/29/1985 – Plane Crash
Jaycee Nosie – Bureau of Indian Affairs Wenatchee, Last Alarm 8/1/1985 – Blunt Trauma
Mary Mathews – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/14/1984 – Blunt Trauma
Lisa Long – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/7/1983 – Heart Attack
Paul Heidenreich – Spokane, Last Alarm 9/12/1982 – Smoke Inhalation
Levy H. Nelson – Thurston FPD #9, Last Alarm 5/9/1982 – Heart Attack
Raymond Kadow – Pierce #2, Last Alarm 4/25/1982 – Heart Attack
Edward A. Carbaugh – US Cost Guard Seattle, Last Alarm 1/1/1982 – Unknown
Julian J. Malek – King #47, Last Alarm 9/24/1981– Heart Attack
Ronnie O. Beems – Vancouver/Clark County #6, Last Alarm 1/1/1981 – Unknown
Morris J. Bliss – Washougal, Last Alarm 10/18/1980 – Heart Attack
Scott W. Maybay – King FPD #16, Last Alarm 3/31/1980 – Run over by fire truck
George W. Bittman – Thurston FPD #11, Last Alarm 3/9/1980 – Heart Attack
Robert G. Hanna – Spokane, Last Alarm 3/2/1980 – Heart Attack
Ralph P. Bucklen – Kent, Last Alarm 6/26/1979 – Head injury
Dale W. Kruse – Sequim, Last Alarm 8/30/1978 – Run over by fire truck
Frank W. Williams – Pierce FPD #26, Last Alarm 3/19/1978 – Heart Attack
Roy E. Scales – Skagit #10, Last Alarm 8/5/1977 – Heart Attack
Arthur C. Shrives – Benton FPD #1, Last Alarm 6/30/1977 – Wildland Fire
Ronald G. Storlie – King #4, Last Alarm 1/8/1977 – Heart Attack
Kendrick Rowland – Zillah, Last Alarm 1/6/1977 – Building Collapse
Laramie Griffitts – King #36, Last Alarm 11/7/1976 – Stroke
Gerald Miller – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/10/1976 – Unknown
Milton Johnson – Asotin #1, Last Alarm 1/16/1975 – Heart Attack
Leonard E. Roseberry – Benton FPD #5, Last Alarm 6/30/1974 – Fire Truck Collision
Robert Billings – Stanwood, Last Alarm 6/21/1974 – Auto Collision
Dale F. Jones – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/25/1974 – Smoke Inhalation
Robert A. Nelson – Kitsap #7, Last Alarm 1/17/1974 – Heart Attack
Woodrow W. Groom Jr. – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 1/1/1974 – Unknown
Gabrial Techi – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 1/1/1974 – Unknown
Arthur S. Hillstrom – South Prairie, Last Alarm 12/26/1973 – Heart Attack
Kenneth Bridges – Yakima #11, Last Alarm 11/26/1973 – Fire Truck Collision
Richard Kretz – Cowlitz FPD #3, Last Alarm 9/12/1973 – Electrocuted
Paul Linder – King FPD #318, Last Alarm 6/24/1973 – Electrocuted
Carroll Wagaman – Tacoma, Last Alarm 12/4/1972 – Aneurysm
Edward Minaker – Whatcom FPD #3, Last Alarm 9/18/1972 – Heart Attack
Richard S. Mason – Elma, Last Alarm 2/4/1972 – Heart Attack
Nick L. Krieger – Spokane FPD #9, Last Alarm 4/12/1971 – Fire Truck Collision
Francis “Rudy” Wright – Marysville, Last Alarm 11/3/1970 – Fire Truck Collision
Roy K. Ramble – Grant FPD #5, Last Alarm 10/21/1969 – Fire Truck Collision
Patrick E. Parsons – King FPD #39, Last Alarm 1/2/1969 – Fire Truck Collision
Henry C. Gronnerud – Seattle, Last Alarm 11/29/1968 – Unknown
Charles P. Kimmel – King FPD #13, Last Alarm 7/21/1967 – Fall from fire truck
James D. Fisher – Spokane FPD #3, Last Alarm 4/3/1967 – Fire Truck Collision
Robert D. Miller – Klickitat FPD #3, Last Alarm 8/15/1966 – Heart Attack
Harold W. Webb – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/17/1966 – Unknown
Leroy A. Mackey – Spokane, Last Alarm 1/14/1966 – Smoke Inhalation
Maurice R. Bradley – Jefferson FPD #1, Last Alarm 3/21/1965 – Electrocuted
Robert H. Stewart – Yakima FPD #5, Last Alarm 1/27/1965 – CO Poisoning at station
John Herron – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/23/1964 – Unknown
Ernest A. Smith – Selah, Last Alarm 5/20/1964 – Heart Attack
Alvin Olson – Clark FPD #3, Last Alarm 11/1/1963 – Heart Attack
Arthur Strong – Tacoma, Last Alarm 7/14/1963 – Smoke Inhalation
Merritt Nichols – Pierce #3, Last Alarm 4/11/1962 – Auto Collision
Raymond Stronzinsky – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 6/7/1961– Unknown
James Willey – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/10/1957 – Unknown
Leonard W. Doyle – Spokane, Last Alarm 6/2/1956 – Crushed by falling debris
Orvil Childress – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 6/10/1955 – Unknown
Oscar F. Knierim – Tacoma, Last Alarm 9/12/1953 – Lungs seared in fire
Willis A. Cunnington – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 6/2/1952 – Unknown
John D. Janson – Unknown, Last Alarm 8/21/1951– Unknown
Fire Chief Clyde Eaton – Ferndale, Last Alarm 3/27/1950 – Burns from exploding gasoline drum
Glen S. Murphy – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/11/1949 – Unknown
Jack McGee – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/7/1949 – Unknown
Fred Larson – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/22/1947 – Unknown
George H. Stewart – Spokane, Last Alarm 2/2/1947 – Electrical Shock
Andrew G. Beattie – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/11/1945 – Unknown
Walter F. Gustafson – Spokane, Last Alarm12/27/1944 – Smoke Inhalation
Clyde Jenkins – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/8/1944 – Heart Attack
Luther D. Bonner – Seattle, Last Alarm 2/20/1943 – Unknown
Jesse L. Booher – Spokane, Last Alarm 2/25/1942 – Heart Attack
Clarence J. Johnson – Tacoma, Last Alarm11/18/1940 – Smoke Inhalation
Thomas E. Sparrow – Spokane, Last Alarm 7/15/1939 – Heart Attack
Oscor Ebbinghouse – Seattle, Last Alarm 2/28/1939 – Unknown
Theodore R. Cousland – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/2/1938 – Unknown
Albert S. Wolpert – Seattle, Last Alarm10/1/1937 – Unknown
Conrad Hymel – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/8/1934 – Ran over by fire apparatus
Charles Bunnell – Spokane, Last Alarm 10/6/1930 – Heart Attack
Koski Wilho – Seattle, Last Alarm 8/12/1929 – Unknown
Charles E. Wheeler – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/3/1928 – Unknown
Darwin T. Lund – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/30/1927 – Unknown
Cecil McKenzie – Seattle, Last Alarm 8/7/1925 – Unknown
William Shuberg – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/22/1924 – Unknown
George Crane – Tacoma, Last Alarm 5/3/1924 – Heart Attack
William A. Hutchinson – Spokane, Last Alarm 5/3/1924 – Fire Truck Collision
William A. Taro – Everett, Last Alarm 11/10/1923 – Unknown
Dennis T. Boyle – Everett, Last Alarm 10/29/1923 – Unknown
Horace E. Roberts – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/23/1923 – Unknown
Leo Hertel – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/24/1922 – Electrical Shock
William Carr – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/9/1922 – Hemorrhaging
Tom Cunningham – Centralia, Last Alarm 6/25/1920 – Unknown
Charles F. Lacasse – Seattle, Last Alarm 4/7/1920 – Unknown
Warren S. Willis – Spokane, Last Alarm 1/11/1920 – Fell from fire pole
Peter Coughlan – Seattle, Last Alarm 11/20/1919 – Blunt Trauma
Ole G. Rust – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/24/1917 – Unknown
Fred G. Gilham – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/20/1917 – Unknown
G. Deardorf – Spokane, Last Alarm 9/21/1914 – Fall from a ladder
Patrick Cooper – Seattle, Last Alarm 8/2/1914 – Unknown
F. McClure – Tacoma, Last Alarm 12/16/1912 – Electrocuted
Albert Schwartzer – Tacoma, Last Alarm 10/6/1912 – Ran over by fire apparatus
Robert J. Wolff – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 1/27/1912 – Unknown
Jesse Hill – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/15/1911 – Ran over by fire apparatus
N. Longfellow – Seattle, Last Alarm12/15/1910 – Unknown
Henry j. Maynard – Spokane, Last Alarm 7/25/1909 – Hose wagon collision
Daniel Noonan – Tacoma, Last Alarm 1/30/1909 – Hose wagon collision
Herman A. Mero – Spokane, Last Alarm 3/6/1905 – Fall from a height
John Lynch – Spokane, Last Alarm 10/8/1902 – Fall from window
Charles Brandon – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/6/1899 – Unknown
George T. Chapman – Spokane, Last Alarm 5/25/1894 – Training Accident
O. Phillips – Tacoma, Last Alarm 4/6/1892 – Pneumonia
Herman Larson – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/9/1891 – Training Accident