Fallen Heroes – More Discounted Raider Tickets Available!

MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!!!

The Raiders have allocated another block of 100 tickets for us to sell at non-profit discounted pricing for this event: $60/ea on the 1st level

Tickets will be in EITHER Sec. 135 or 149, but we will not have this info until 1 week prior to the game. Groups CAN be accommodated.

Tickets are on sale NOW, however. They will be emailed to you upon our receipt of them.

TO PURCHASE:

www.thefallenheroes.org

HALF-TIME Police vs. Fire Competition

ALSO…. the departments competing in the Half-Time Police vs. Fire Competition on the field have been selected!!!

Law Enforcement:

1. San Jose P.D., 2. Santa Cruz P.D., 3. CHP, 4. Galt P.D.

Fire:

1. Oakland Fire, 2. San Jose Fire, 3. Cal Fire, 4. Davis Fire

This is a new event for the Raiders and will be fun to watch (and fun for participants)! Team ‘Coaches’ will include Retired Raiders Barry Sims and Steve Wisniewski!!

Come join in and enjoy Kinder’s BBQ at the Tailgate Event prior to the Game!

See Details on our website at:

www.thefallenheroes.org

Passing of Ray Hogland

It is with tremendous sadness that we report the passing of Ray Hogland this afternoon (June 15) in Sparks, Nevada, following a long fight against the effects of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army; a retired heavy equipment operator with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; a past director of the California Firemen’s Muster Association; and a member of the CDF-Mendocino Muster Team; a member of That Dam Engine Company Muster Team; and a good friend to all whom he met. A celebration of life for Ray’s friends and family is tentatively planned in August, details to be announced later.

A private family funeral service is being scheduled.

 

Passing of Billy (Gene) Hickman

It is with great sorrow that the Tulare Unit advises you of the passing of Retired Division Chief Gene Hickman. Gene passed on June 10, 2018 at the age of 82.

Services will be held on July 6, 2018 at 9 am at

Salser and Dillard
127 E Caldwell Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277

Family requests that any flowers be sent to the funeral home just prior to the services.

 

Passing of Blaine Moore

Blaine Moore, retired Sonoma Ranger Unit Battalion Chief, passed away May 7th.

Blaine retired in 1993 and was the long time BC in charge of the Sonoma Air Attack Base. He was a statewide legend in the CDF air operations program.

No services are planned at his request; however, condolences may be sent to his wife Merrill at 460 Pheasant Lane, Santa Rosa, 95403.

Jimmy Barnes did a really nice write up on the Associated Aerial Firefighters Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AssociatedAerialFirefighter/posts/2141607839402063

 

Passing of Retired FC Chuck Garton

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT SOME OF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEEK IT OUT………..

THE TIME OF THE CELEBRATION STARTS AT 13:00…… 1300 AT THE DUNLAP COMMUNITY CENTER ,I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

DON

Subject: Passing of Retired FC Chuck Garton
 

I am saddened to report the passing of Retired Fresno – Kings Fire Captain Chuck Garton at the age of 74. Captain Garton was born June 27, 1943, and passed away on April 28, 2018, with all his family with him. He spent 37 years working in both the Fresno – Kings, and Tulare Units of CAL FIRE. In FKU he worked in the ECC, Schedule A and Prevention and Retired from Miramonte Camp in 2000. Chuck was also an Army veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne.

 

 

 

The date for a Celebration of Life is 1:00, May 20th at Dunlap Community Club.

 

 

Cards can be mailed to:

Wendy Garton

48910 Dunlap Road

Miramonte, CA 93641

 

Additional information will be made available later.

 

Passing of Charles Garton

Charles Marion Garton, age 74, of Miramonte, California entered into rest on Friday April 27, 2018. Charles was born June 27, 1943 in Turlock, California.

 

He spent 37 years working in both the Fresno – Kings  and Tulare Units of CAL FIRE. In FKU he worked in the ECC, Schedule A and Prevention and Retired from Miramonte Camp in 2000. Chuck was also an Army veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne.

 

Charles is survived by his wife, Wendy Garton.

 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.boicefuneralhome.com for the Garton family.

 

Passing of Joseph Clark

Joseph Lee Clark died March 31, 2018, in Paso Robles, California. Joe was the second of two children born to Harlan and Doris (Mayer) (Clark) Shaffer, August 29, 1949, in Redding, California. Joe was active in Boy Scouts. As an adult, he was a member of the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, the Lions Club of Lockwood, and the Knights of Columbus of Paso Robles. At the age of 16, Joe became a seasonal firefighter for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. After Red Bluff High School graduation in 1967, Joe attended Shasta Jr. College, and obtained the Degree of Associate in Arts in Machine Shop. Soon thereafter, as his draft number was 60, he marched into the U.S. Army Recruiter’s office and asked, “Got anything besides walking?” He served 17 months for the Army, stationed in Long Binh, Vietnam as a Flying Crew Chief in the 120th Assault Helicopter Company with the Razorbacks. Upon an Honorable Discharge, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Northern California. In 1973, when an opening became available at the California Department of Forestry, he was employed as a Fire Apparatus Engineer. In 1986, Joe made the rank of Fire Captain and was stationed at Gabilan Camp in Monterey County. For the last fourteen years of his service with CDF, he was stationed at San Luis Obispo’s Cuesta Conservation Camp, retiring in 2002. After his retirement, personnel of SLO Camp asked Joe to return. He worked as a Clerk from 2005-08 as a retired annuitant (as Joe always said, a “retired irritant”). To add to his working resume, he was employed part-time at Orchard Supply Hardware for 11 years. Joe’s love of family made him a rock solid individual all of us could depend on. Joe also provided security for local Templeton football games and drove the cheerleaders to all the away games, which gave him joy. Despite all the hard work he put in to life, from courage under fire in Vietnam to the blazing fires of mother nature’s wrath, he maintained the highest level of composure. Some of his most heroic acts did not come with a medal but left us with indelible memories. Once in a while Joe did what we call “tractor therapy;” move dirt and dig tree holes for community, family, and friends’ projects – his favorite, to plow the fields with a grandkid or two in his lap. Joseph is survived by his wife, Laura, of Paso Robles; mother, Doris Shaffer (Phillip, husband deceased), of Templeton; sons and spouses: Theodore of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Christopher and Jennifer of Atascadero, Benjamin and Lisa of Yucca Valley; daughter, Allison with companion, Nolan Gustafson, of Paso Robles; and two grandchildren: Jayce and Sienna. He was predeceased by his father, Harlan; and brother, Michael. A viewing will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018, with a Vigil Service at 6:30 pm, at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 10th at St. Rose of Lima Church, both in Paso Robles. A reception will follow the service.

 

Passing of Warren Powers

Retired HFEO from LNU Healdsburg Station, Warren Powers passed away Sunday.

 

Cards may be sent to

The POWERS FAMILY

641-025 OLD COUNTRY RD

MCARTHUR CA 96056-8655

 

In Lieu Of Flowers Donations May Be Made In Warren name to

The CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation

c/o CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881

1731 J Street Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95811
P: (916) 609-8700

 

The Celebration of Life will follow at Sebastopol Fire Dept. which googled as 7425 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472.

CAL FIRE employees are requested to be in either dress or work uniforms.

 

Passing of Jim Wilson

Retired Butte Unit Fire Captain Jim Wilson passed away on Tuesday February 27, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease.  He gave 30 years to the Department.  Service will be held next Saturday, March 10th at 11am at Newton-Bracewell (next to Chico Jr. High & Wells Fargo).  All are welcome to attend as we remember and celebrate his life.  

Please keep Jim’s family in your thoughts.