Darin Banks

Viewing and Memorial Information

There will be a viewing at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers, 816 Walnut St, Red Bluff on May 20th, 2022.
4-5 pm is family-only.
All are welcome from 5-8 pm.

A memorial has been scheduled for June 18th, 2022 at the Elks Lodge in Red Bluff – 1-5 pm.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
We are very grateful for all of the support.

Photo Gallery of Darin’s Journey Home

Date of notice: May 7, 2022

We are deeply saddened to share that Friday, May 6th, Firestorm Firefighter Darin Banks, of Red Bluff, California, tragically died after being struck by a dead tree that unexpectedly fell. Darin was assigned to a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew working to prepare an area for prescribed burning in Tuolumne County.

Darin was 26 years old and loved by many. He leaves behind his 4-year-old son, mother, siblings, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Our hearts go out to all who knew and loved Darin, and we ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Firestorm will release more information regarding services as soon as it is available.

A go-fund me account has been set up to support Darin’s family.

Support Darin’s GoFundMe



Jess R. Wills – President
Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc.
Chico, California