Central Sierra Fire Lookout Group
Memorial Page
In Remembrance of a Few of Our Own
Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, Firewatchers +

Joe Knowles Memorial Tower
Joe Knowles
June 26, 1932 ~ October 26, 2006
In Service:
Miami Lookout Volunteer: 1998 - still on watch

Ray Swartz 
July 21, 1949 - August 3, 2013
(surcomeded to cancer)
In Service:
 Shuteye Lookout: 2012 - 
Miami Lookout Volunteer: 2004-2011

In Memory of Neighboring Firewatcher

Jim Payne
Passed away in September of 2018

In Service:
Mount Tom Lookout: 1987 - 2012
High Sierra Ranger District
Sierra National Forest

In Honerable Memory of Those Lost in the Line of Duty

Braden Varney
CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator,
Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit.
Lost July 14, 2018
Brian Hughes
Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots,
Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Parks.
Lost July 29, 2018

Both lost in the Line of Duty
while on the Ferguson Fire,
Sierra National Forest, Mariposa County, CA

Cal Fire Air Tanker Pilot
Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt
October 14, 1951 - October 7, 2014
Lost in the Line of Duty
Battling the Dog Rock Fire
El Portal / Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA

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