The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the
following firefighter fatality:

Name: Mark Allen Stanley
Rank: Forest Technician
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Classification: Wildland Full-Time
Years of Service: 28
Date of Incident: 4/13/2006
Time of Incident: 1230 hours
Date of Death: 4/13/2006

Department Name: Tennessee Division of Forestry
Address: P.O. Box 40627, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Telephone: 615-837-5425
Department Email: mailto:John.Kirksey@state.tn.u s
Fire Chief: John Kirksey

Incident Description: In preparation for a pine under-story prescribed
burn, Forest Technician Mark Stanley instructed one of the dozers to
push down a dead snag. When the blade of the dozer engaged the large
red oak, the base of the tree suddenly broke loose with the tree-top
striking Stanley while he was on the ground.

Funeral: 4/17/2006