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Near North Fork in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath

 
 
In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Marker image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
1. In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Jeff Allen and Shane Heath,
Indianola Helitack Crew members,
lost in the Cramer Fire near here on
July 22, 2003.
This will be a lasting place of remembrance and gratitude for their lives and service, a place for wildland firefighters to reflect in their memory, and a reminder to all who are involved with firefighting -from those on the line to those up the line - to find a way to bring everyone back safely from every fire.

Jeff "Phro" Allen
January 17, 1979 - July 22, 2003.
Jeff loved life, his family, his girlfriend and his friends.
He was a loving, compassionate, great guy and an all around athlete.
We love him and miss him everyday.

Shane W. Heath
September 18, 1980 - July 22, 2003.
A very beloved Son, Brother and friend Who is Missed by All.
Shane lived by his motto:
"Do what you love so you Love what you do."
 
Location. 45° 24.065′ N, 114° 10.084′ W. Marker is near North Fork, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from Salmon River Road (Route 30 at milepost 11), 11 miles west of Lewis and Clark Highway (U.S. 93), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Look for the
In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
2. In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath
Ranger Station. Turn north on the Station driveway, parking is available west of the station. Marker is at or near this postal address: U.S. Forest Service Indianola Ranger Station, North Fork ID 83466, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hungry, Wet and Cold (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 8.6 miles away); Deep Creek (approx. 16.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Park and cross the footbridge over Indian Creek. The monument is also visible from Indian Creek Road, Forest Road 36, immediately west of the Station.
 
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Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Marker, Sculptures in the Distance image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
3. Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Marker, Sculptures in the Distance
Jeff and Shane were helitack heli-rappeller wildland firefighters who lost their lives in the Cramer Fire above Idaho's Salamon River in 2003.
Statue Representing Jeff Allen image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
4. Statue Representing Jeff Allen
Sculpture Representing Shane Heath image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
5. Sculpture Representing Shane Heath
Personal Memorials at the Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Site image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
6. Personal Memorials at the Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Site
When wildland firefighters are remembered and honored, various tokens of the trade, coins, personal items, signs or other mementos are left by visitors.
The Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
7. The Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Memorial
Bridge over Indian Creek to the Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
8. Bridge over Indian Creek to the Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Memorial
U.S. Forest Service Indianola Ranger Station image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2012
9. U.S. Forest Service Indianola Ranger Station
 
 
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