Roll of Honor

Eric R. Ellis

Eric R. Ellis

  • Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter
  • Salmon Air Base Salmon-Challis National Forest
  • Idaho
  • Age: 46
  • Year of Death: 2020

After experiencing arm numbness while completing mandated physical training on May 15, 2020, Eric Ellis was hospitalized. He died on May 21, 2020, from cardiovascular causes.

Eric served as the base manager for the Salmon Heli-Rappellers from 2010 until his death.

Survived by his wife and two young sons, he was remembered as a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend.

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Memorial Wall

  1. Eric was a good fire fighter and friend. We went through Boise BLM Smokejumper Rookie class together. Have a lot of good memories of our time together jumping fires for many years.

    – Mike Boomer
  2. I also was a Boise smoke jumper with Eric for many years. His passing seems so serial and helps remind me to treasure every day. Soft landings my friend.

    – Michelle Moore