Arizona Firefighter Dies During Wildland Fire Training

A firefighter died during a training evolution Saturday in Payson, Arizona.

Bobby Mollere, 61, of the Hellsgate Fire Department was taking part in a wildland fire training exercise Saturday morning when he reportedly collapsed and other first responders were unable to revive him, according to FOX 10 News.

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Mollere was with the fire department for 12 years.


The death comes in the same as two other training-related firefighter fatalities: Ironwood (MI) Fire Chief James Peite died following pumper training and Anchorage (AK) Fire Department Senior Captain Jeff Bayless died after a training evolution.

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