KEN HOOD

KEN HOOD

California Office of Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hood, 50, died October 24th after suffering an acute medical emergency at a multi-agency coordination meeting.

Hood received immediate medical assistance from Quincy Fire Department members and other public safety professionals who were at the meeting, but despite all efforts by first responders and then emergency room personnel, Hood passed away hours later at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy.

Hood was a 34-year fire service veteran, joining the Cal OES Fire and Rescue Branch in 2014. He was one of two assistant chiefs with the agency who were responsible for the 13 northernmost counties in the state, including Shasta and Trinity counties.

He is survived by his wife Michele.