Long-time Mammoth firefighter has died

(From Mammoth Fire Chief Brent Harper)

Captain Billy Anderson

Division Chief Bill Anderson


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

Fire Chief

Mammoth Lakes Fire Dept.

P.O. Box 5

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


760-934-9210 (fax)


MLFD Serving with PRIDE;







5 Responses to Long-time Mammoth firefighter has died

  1. Grrrrrr December 7, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    We love you, Billy!

  2. Meadow Gal December 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    How heartbreaking. Bill was a great man a wonderful community member. My thoughts are with his immediate and extended family.

  3. Charles O. Jones December 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Division Chief Anderson,
    Thank you for your years of dedicated service to the community.
    May you rest in peace. And may your fire service brothers look after your family.

  4. MK December 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    May you rest in peace. peace be your journey.
    Our thoughts go out to your family as well as the MLFD family

  5. Bdawg December 9, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    RIP Billy, prayers to Family, MLFD and friends. He was one of my Training Captains as a rookie and a better man I’ve never met! God Speed!


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