Big Pine Fire Department honors the passing of Engineer Pete Hein. Rest in Peace.

It is with great sadness that the Big Pine Fire Department lowers its Flag to Half Staff in honor of the passing of Engineer Pete Hein.

Pete had been a member of the BPVFD for over 5 years. He passed away while on a AD assignment with the U.S.F.S. on the Stagecoach fire near Lake Isabella.

Pete retired from Cal-Fire Bishop Fire Camp as a Captain, moved to Big Pine, and joined the local fire department.

Before he joined Cal-Fire, Pete was a Firefighter with the Inyo National Forest. He was active in helping Dispatch, sharpening tools in his spare time, and sharing his knowledge of Wild-land firefighting during BPVFD’s annual refresher class every spring.

Pete’s sense of humor was great! He will be missed by the BP Fire Dept Family.

The men and women of the Big Pine Fire Department ask that you keep his two sons in your prayers, Keenan from Bishop Ca. and Trevor of Montana.