California Inmate Firefighter Trainee Dies During Hike

Trainee collapsed and was unable to be revived



The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino, of the Sierra Conservation Center – California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation on April 21, 2018.

Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino was participating in a training hike when he collapsed just before 0800hrs on April 21, 2018. Fellow inmate firefighters attempted to revive Colacino before other emergency services personnel took over care. Despite all efforts, Colacino succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Tribute is being paid to Inmate Firefighter Trainee Colacino at

To date, 31 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.



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