Captain William (Bill) Floyd Hopman
Quincy Volunteer Fire Department
Quincy Captain William (Bill) Floyd Hopman died at home after battling a house fire the night before. Hopman was 53 and a 20 year veteran of the fire service. He was married for 26 years and had one child. Hopman loved aviation and had been a pilot since the age of 17. Currently, he was the Chief Pilot for Foxen Canyon Motorsports and Alan Johnson Performance Engines for the past 12 years. Read his obituary here.
From the USFA: On 01/10/11, Captain Hopman had responded to a structure fire in the downtown Quincy area. After the fire had been extinguished, Captain Hopman returned to the fire station and then went home. Sometime in the early morning hours of 01/11/11, he was found in his bed where he had passed away. The cause of death is under investigation.
From FirefighterCloseCalls.com: A celebration of Bill’s life is planned for 1:00PM Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at his hangar at the Quincy Gansner Field Airport off Highway 70 in Quincy. All fire personnel wishing to participate are welcome. For more information on participating, please contact Plumas Eureka FD Captain Chad Castagnetti at 530-258-9313, or Plumas Eureka FD Asst. Chief Tom Forster at 530-836-1086. Quincy FD Fire Chief Robbie Cassou is also available for questions at 530-283-0870