Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Funeral services for firefighter killed in helicopter crash

Earlier Wildfire Today covered the fatality of the firefighter, Michael MacDonald, who died Sunday in the crash of the two medical helicopters in Flagstaff. MacDonald, 26, was a member of the Chief Mountain Hot Shot crew. He and his crew were working on the Walla Valley fire in Grand Canyon National Park when had an allergic reaction to medication while being treated at a clinic for a spider bite. He was being transported by a private air ambulance helicopter to a hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona when the crash happened.

The funeral services will be at the Browning High School, 112 1st Ave. SW, Browning, MT July 5 at 2:00 pm.

The lineup for participating fire apparatus will be at noon. Fire agencies wishing to send a vehicle should contact Dustin at 406-450-4273 or Mike at 406-868-8626

Click HERE for a map of the area.

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