In memory of and to honor a local fallen fire fighter, Christopher Douglas, the Desert Riders Association will present a tree and plaque to the Roy Wilson Fire Station on Ramon in Thousand Palms at 10:00 am.
For those who want breakfast, we will meet at the Augustine Casino at 8:00 am.
KSU between 9:00/9:15 am for the Plan B to pick up anyone who wants to meet there.
KSU at the Plan B for a short ride to the station between 9:30/9:45 am.
Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire Department Engineer Christopher Douglas, 41, was killed July 5, 2014 after he was struck by a pickup truck while standing on an Interstate 10 on ramp in Palm Desert.
The Cal Fire Engineer/Paramedic was hit while standing on the Monterey Avenue on ramp of Interstate 10 at about 9:40 a.m. He was taken to the Desert Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver, a disabled Army veteran, stopped after the crash, cooperated with authorities and consented to a blood test. Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to be a factor in the mishap.
The firefighters had responded to a report of a crash in the area, but it was unclear why the apparatus and the firefighters were stopped on the on ramp.
Christopher, a Temecula resident, had been with Cal Fire for 8 years. A Colorado Springs native, Douglas served in the United States Air Force before going to work for CAL FIRE. He was assigned to Station 35 in Thousand Palms.
Christopher is survived by his wife, Amy, who was pregnant at the time, and their 3-year-old son, Sammy.
Cal Fire’s Article – http://fire.ca.gov/about/fire_protection_memorial_douglas.php
To make a donation – https://firefamilyfoundation.org/tributes/detail/articletype/articleview/articleid/21/chris-douglas