Please accept the attached information regarding Memorial Services for National Park Service Fire Captain Brian Hughes – August 4, 2018.
In addition, please return the flags to full staff and all Fire Personnel please un-shroud your badges at sunset, Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Please be advised that San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips has authorized that the flag of the United States be lowered and flown at half-staff at San Rafael facilities until further notice, in honor and remembrance of Fallen Firefighters. Along with the firefighters, four Shasta County residents also have been killed, including a 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren and someone who was found in an evacuated home. Approximately 19 people are still missing.
- Redding Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke, of Redding, died while fighting the Carr Fire and working to ensure the residents of west Redding had a chance to escape the flames. He began his firefighting career 17 years ago and was a 14-year veteran of the City of Redding Fire Department.
- Captain Brian Hughes, of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots, was struck and killed by a falling tree while fighting the Ferguson Fire on Sunday.
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- Don Ray Smith, of Pollock Pines was identified by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office as the man who died while operating a bulldozer during the Carr Fire.
We extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Fire Family. Please keep them in your thoughts, as fires continue to rage in California. San Rafael Fire Personnel please shroud your badges.