LODD: Wash. FF-medic ‘fatally wounded’ while battling brush fire

Lieutenant Cody Traber was an 18-year veteran of Spokane Fire District 9

Duty Death: Cody Traber - [Mead, Washington]

End of Service: 08/26/2021

By Janelle Foskett

SPOKANE, Wash. — A lieutenant-paramedic with Spokane Fire District 9 was killed while operating at the scene of a brush fire on Thursday.

Lt. Cody Traber was “fatally wounded” during operations at a brush fire, according to a statement from Spokane Fire District 9 Fire Chief Jack Cates. FirefighterCloseCalls.com reported that Traber was investigating the fire when he fell from a bridge at Interstate 395.

Traber was an 18-year veteran of the District and previously served at Stevens County Fire District #1, Cheney Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources Arcadia District.

Traber leaves behind his wife, Allisyn, and four young children.

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