WILLIAM “Bill” JAROS

WILLIAM “Bill” JAROS

Six Rivers National Forest Service Fire Engine Operator William “Bill” Jaros, 38, died July 8th after becoming ill and collapsing during training.

Jaros was a crewmember on Engine 312 of the Six Rivers National Forest’s Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, was on a conditioning hike with several crewmembers when he became ill and collapsed. Immediate life-saving efforts were initiated by his fellow crewmembers; however, they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is under investigation. Conditioning hikes, such as the one Engine 312 crewmembers were participating, are part of the continuing preparedness routine for firefighters.

Bill had worked as a firefighter for the Forest Service for 12 years.


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