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WILDLAND CONTRACT FIREFIGHTER KEVIN HALL, 59, of Ontario, OR, died on Aug. 10. Hall was found unresponsive in a truck. Hall was supporting a crew working to improve fire lines at the “Grassy Mountain Fire.”
PUMP OPERATOR/ENGINEER JUAN PABLO CASANOVA, 53, of the Brownsville, TX, Fire Department died on Aug. 10. On July 16, Casanova suffered a heart attack while on duty. Casanova was a 19-year veteran of the department.
CAPTAIN/PARAMEDIC MATTHEW G. MCKNIGHT, 51, of the Los Angeles, CA, Fire Department died on Aug. 12. McKnight suffered a heart attack while on duty at the LAFD Metropolitan Fire Communications Center. Fellow firefighters initiated immediate care and transported him to a nearby medical center, where he died. McKnight was a 31-year veteran of the department.
—Jay K. Bradish