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Kings Canyon National Park, CA  2004

Gaviota, CA  2004 Lake Chelan, WA  2004 Lake Chelan, WA  2004


Doing The Right Thing (PDF)

Fully Knowing The Hazards (PDF)

Official Press Release


Rochester Editorial

Rochester Article #1

Rochester Article #2

Dan Holmes.org


  Who is Dan "Homeboy" Holmes?

Dan Holmes came to the Arrowhead Hotshot Crew from Mount Rainier NP in May 2004.  He spent the season with us, traveling with the crew to wildfire assignments, all over the western United States. 

On October 2nd, 2004, Dan was killed by a burning snag while working on the Grant Grove West Prescribed Fire in Kings Canyon National Park. 

During the short time most of us knew Dan, he infected us with his passion for life.  He lived his life to the fullest extent.

These pages are dedicated to Dan.  They reflect his short time with Arrowhead.  Read the Condolences and you will learn of Dan's friends, family and the genuine love that so many felt for him.  You can also read about Dan's journey home to Rochester New Hampshire.