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In Nevada, we have lost more than seventy-seven of our sisters and brothers. Enter their name, department or EOW to learn more about these brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.





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AGE: 50
YEAR OF DEATH: 1930
Minden Fire Department
Fireman George Fay, 50, president of the Minden Fire Department passed away May 7, 1930 he was one of the firefighting crew called out when an electrical wire had dropped from a building starting a small fire in the yard. Mr. Fay grabbed a bucket and was in the act of putting out the small fire when the second wire of the electrical line fell and struck him on top of the head and was electrocuted. He was a native of Carson Valley and was born August 4, 1880. He served as president of the Minden Rotary club and represented the lower house of the Nevada Legislature. 
AGE: 50
YEAR OF DEATH: 1996
Bureau of Land Management
John L. Gray, 50, was a firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management in the Carson City District. He passed away August 15, 1996 when he had a fatal heat attack while trying to repair a leak in a tanker truck having just returned from a wildland fire. He was survived by wife Sharon.
AGE: 48
YEAR OF DEATH: 1995
State Fire Marshal Division
After service in the US Army ending in 1968, Mr. Dorff began his public service career in the Burbank Police Department, where he gained experience throughout that department in motor patrol, traffic, investigations and training. He received six professionalism awards, three Officer of the Year awards, and one Officer of the Quarter award. He was most proud of his elimination of one of the Hillside Strangler suspects through his investigation efforts. After his retirement from Burbank, Mr Dorff came to Nevada and began service with Youth Services in the Carson City Juvenile Justice Center and Youth Parole Bureau, where he was a counselor best known for his personal supervision and guidance of troubled youths. 
AGE: 43
YEAR OF DEATH: 1980
Bureau of Land Management
Mr. Gale a White Pine resident since 1957 was owner of the Ely Flying Service and the Ely Investment Co and served with the White Pine Development Corporation. Mr. Gale was born May 9, 1937 in Beaver, Utah. He married his wife Peggy in St. George Temple on May 27, 1958. He was a member of the Ely Second Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he was also a high councilman. He was survived by his wife Peggy, mother Maurine of Beaver; sons Shane, Lance and Brett; daughter Erin; brothers Alan, Bryce and Mark of Beaver and Bryant and Chris of Cedar City, Utah; and sister Melinda Whittaker of Fillmore, Utah. 
Clay Fransworth, 35, was a Boise, Idaho pilot whose company had been one of the first to contract with the Bureau of Land Management for helicopter services. Farnsworth was part of the army of wildland firefighters to respond to Nevada's destructive wildland fire season of 1964. He had been ferrying firefighters to the Elko area and was returning to Boise at the time his plane crashed 10 miles north of the Elko airport on August 16, 1964.
AGE: 60
YEAR OF DEATH: 1987
Searchlight Volunteer Fire Department
Maggie Durham, 60 and a member of the Searchlight Volunteer Fire Department, died of injuries she sustained while responding to a motor vehicle accident on January 23, 1987. Durham stepped across the highway from her residence waiting for the Searchlight rescue unit to pick her up, which had been the custom. When she heard an approaching siren, she stepped back across the highway and into the path of a responding law enforcement unit. 
Flight engineer, Michael Davis, 59, of Bakerfield, CA and the other two members of his crew, died on June 17, 2002, when their C-130 air tanker's wings snapped off and crashed after dropping fire retardant on the Cannon Fire in Walker, California. He started working for Hawkins and Powers in 1994. 



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