LODD: Calif. asst. chief dies after falling ill at coordination meeting

California Office of Emergency Services Asst. Fire Chief Ken Hood suffered a medical emergency while at a multi-agency coordination meeting

Duty Death: Ken Hood - [Quincy, California]

End of Service: 10/24/2018

QUINCY, Calif. — An assistant fire chief died Wednesday after falling ill at a multi-agency meeting.

A USFA fatality announcement said California Office of Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hood was at a multi-agency coordination meeting when he suffered an acute medical emergency.

The Quincy Fire Department immediately began treating him, as well as other public safety professionals who were attending the meeting.

Hood was transported to the hospital, where he died hours later.


What a horrible year this has turned out to be. My good friend Ken Hood, Assistant Chief at CAL OES passed away unexpectedly on his birthday. RIP Brother Ken, I can’t believe you are gone.

Posted by Rick Weigele on Thursday, October 25, 2018


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