(From Mammoth Fire Chief Brent Harper)
Our extremely good friend, colleague, and fellow firefighter; Bill Anderson passed away last night. Bill Anderson was with Mammoth Fire for almost 40 years, serving the last seven years as a full-time division chief. Chief Anderson was very dedicated to community and loved the fire service. He was always the life of the party and enjoyed being around firefighters and members of the community. As many of you know, Chief Anderson was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months ago. The operation to remove the tumor was only partially successful. He died peacefully and without pain, with his family around him.
Workman’s Comp and the Doctors have determined that the tumor was job related.
On behalf of the Mammoth Fire Commissioners, staff and firefighters; We will miss Billy; our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Val; his daughter Shelby and son Scotty.
As soon as I know the funeral/memorial arrangements I will let everyone know.
Brent J. Harper
Mammoth Lakes Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 5
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
MLFD Serving with PRIDE;