Project Roll Call

Joe Tibbitts

  • Inmate Firefighter
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Viejas Honor Camp
  • California
  • Age: 34
  • Year of Death: 1956

Inmate Firefighter Joe Tibbitts, age 34, of the Viejas Honor Camp died while fighting the Inaja Fire in Cleveland National Forest on November 25, 1956.


This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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Memorial Wall

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