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Hundreds honor fallen firefighter

Hundreds of firefighters and dozens of firetrucks, hotshot crew carriers and other fire apparatus accompanied the funeral procession for fallen Boise firefighter Caleb Hamm, who died July 7 while fighting a fire near Mineral Wells, Texas; his funeral was Thursday at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise.  (Betsy Russell)
Hundreds of firefighters and dozens of firetrucks, hotshot crew carriers and other fire apparatus accompanied the funeral procession for fallen Boise firefighter Caleb Hamm, who died July 7 while fighting a fire near Mineral Wells, Texas; his funeral was Thursday at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise. (Betsy Russell)

Hundreds of firefighters and dozens of firetrucks, hotshot crew carriers and other fire apparatus accompanied the funeral procession today for fallen Boise firefighter Caleb Hamm, 24, who died July 7 while fighting a fire near Mineral Wells, Texas. His funeral is at 11 a.m. today at the Doubletree Riverside, followed by a private interment; here's a link to his obituary.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to the Wildland Fallen Firefighters Foundation (2049 Airport Way, Boise, ID 83705) or Caleb Hamm Memorial Fund at any Mountain West Bank.




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