CAL FIRE Captain Killed in Vehicle Accident

Sacramento June 8, 2019 – CAL FIRE Captain, Stacy Hamilton, from the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, was killed in an early morning vehicle accident in Merced County.

Captain Hamilton began his career with CAL FIRE in the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit in 2006, after previously working for the United States Forest Service (USFS). Captain Hamilton was assigned to the Sierra Training Center, Forestry Training Program, where he trained inmates for more than four years. He then transferred to Columbia Helitack in 2010. In 2013, Captain Hamilton moved into the fixed wing side and was assigned to Columbia Air Attack Base as an Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) on AA440, where he was currently assigned. Captain Hamilton was a competent, skilled and professional ATG Supervisor.

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Captain Hamilton, a resident of Shaver Lake, is survived by his wife, Katie, and two teenage sons, Ian and Logan.

Please keep Captain Stacy Hamilton, his family, and his colleagues in your thoughts.