Fire chief seriously injured

Tree falls on Forest Grove resident while he was getting firewood

  • Oct. 23, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department chief Bob Felker suffered serious injuries when a tree fell on him Oct. 18.

Deputy fire chief Ron Lister says he was not among the first responders, but the crew reported Felker was out in the bush at Upper Bradley Creek getting firewood at the time of the incident.

The emergency call came in at around noon, and Lister confirms Felker was then airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops due to the extent of his injuries.

The fire chief underwent surgery the following day (Oct. 19), and is now recovering in hospital, Lister adds.