It is with sorrow and regret that I am having to inform you of a midair collision this evening, August 6, 2023, that took the lives of two CAL FIRE employees and one Exclusive Use helicopter pilot. Assistant Chief Josh Bischof and Fire Captain Tim Rodriguez perished along with an Exclusive Use Helicopter Pilot in a collision between a Type 1 and Type 3 Exclusive Use helicopter assigned to the Broadway Fire in the Riverside Unit in the community of Cabazon.