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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2018 10:28 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/22/2018 10:28 PM
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Inmate Firefighter Dies at Sierra Conservation Center

Jamestown, CA...An inmate firefighter died Saturday, April 21, at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). The cause of his death is unknown and foul play is not suspected. Anthony Colacino, 33, a newly assigned inmate firefighter, was participating in a training hike that began around 7 a.m. when he collapsed around 7:50 a.m. The fire captain on duty immediately called for emergency response and worked with the remaining inmate firefighters to transport Colacino to the SCC fire house. Inmate firefighters performed lifesaving measures on Colacino in the vehicle and at the fire house until an ambulance arrived and emergency responders took over.




Despite the efforts of staff, inmate firefighters and outside emergency responders, Colacino was pronounced dead at 8:41 a.m. at SCC. His next-of-kin were notified, as were the Tuolumne County Coroner and the Office of the Inspector General.

Colacino was received into California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) custody on Feb. 26, 2017, from Riverside County to serve four years, four months for two counts of evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, cruelty to animals, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He had been expected to parole in July 2019. He had been at SCC since June 2017, and April 21 was his first day as an inmate firefighter.

SCC opened in 1965 and houses approximately 4,200 inmates. SCC is one of only two prisons in the state responsible for the training and placement of male inmates in the Conservation Camp Program. SCC administers 20 male camps located from Central California to the Southern California border. Approximately 3,500 inmates, all volunteers, are housed in 43 conservation camps operated by CDCR, in conjunction with CAL FIRE and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The conservation camp program mission is to provide critical fire suppression services while also working alongside first responders during other community emergency disaster events such as earthquakes and floods.


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Posted on: 2018-04-23 10:53:25   By: Anonymous
 
Bummer. He did mess up in life but it looks like was working his time off in a way that could have successfully brought him back into society. I guess we will never know.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-23 10:54:52   By: Anonymous
     
    Tax payer savings .

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      Posted on: 2018-04-23 13:00:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Maybe CDCR spending some of those taxes on a pre-training fitness physical would be a good idea.

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        Posted on: 2018-04-24 08:54:49   By: Anonymous
         
        this was the physical

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      Posted on: 2018-04-23 13:22:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Does the taxpayer really save when they lose a fire fighter who is only working for $2 an hour as opposed to a regular firefighter who makes $30-$50/hr and has full benefits + a pension?

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        Posted on: 2018-04-30 13:32:10   By: Anonymous
         
        This guy wanted to atone for his misdeeds and goes to show who has cold feelings towards this.

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      Posted on: 2018-04-23 18:51:57   By: Anonymous
       
      That was a cold blooded statement!

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        Posted on: 2018-04-23 18:52:54   By: Anonymous
         
        In reference to tax payer savings

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