Dutch Creek Incident, Andy Palmer Fatality

Andy Palmer stands in front of a National Park Service vehicle.
Andy Palmer.

NPS

Shasta-Trinity National Forest, July 25, 2008
Reports, Action Plan, Q & A

These reports address the accident which occurred on July 25, 2008 when firefighter Andrew “Andy” Palmer was fatally struck by a falling tree while assigned to the Eagle Fire, part of the Iron Complex on the Shasta Trinity National Forest in Northern California. At the time of the accident, Andy was employed as a firefighter at Olympic National Park in Port Angeles, Washington.

NWCG Memorandum #025-2010
Dutch Creek Serious Accident Investigation Report Response: Three (3) New Incident Management Team (IMT) Daily Operation Protocols/Procedures

National Park Service Direction on NWCG #025-2010 Memo
The Fire Executive Council (FEC) tasked the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) to address six of the eight recommendations found in the Safety Action Plan. This memo outlines the NPS direction related to the NWCG memo for the recommendations.

Transmittal Memo
Transmittal memo for the Accident Investigation: Factual Report and Safety Action Plan Dutch Creek Tree Felling Fatality

NPS Releases Dutch Creek Accident Investigation: Factual Report
Includes biography of Andy Palmer

Accident Review Board Safety Action Plan Dutch Creek Tree Felling Fatality
(includes cover memorandum for transmittal)

Accident Investigation: Factual Report, Dutch Creek Incident
Final Report of the Serious Accident Investigation Team (SAIT) and Accident Review Board regarding the Dutch Creek Incident (Andy Palmer)

Acronym Reference List
Descriptions of acronyms listed in the factual report

Dutch Creek Investigation Questions & Answers
Questions and Answers in support of the Final Report regarding the Dutch Creek Incident, death of Andy Palmer

72 Hour Report—Dutch Creek Incident
72 Hour Report relating to the fatality of Olympic National Park firefighter, Andy Palmer. Report date—July 31, 2008

24 Hour Report—Dutch Creek Incident
24 Hour Report relating to the fatality of Olympic National Park firefighter, Andy Palmer. Report date—July 26, 2008

This Day in History: Dutch Creek Incident - July 25th, 2008
This Day in History is a brief summary of a powerful learning opportunity and is not intended to second guess or be judgmental of decisions and actions.