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Monday, July 8, 2013

USFA: California Engineer/Paramedic LODD: On-Duty Death 07.05.2013

California Governor Jerry Brown issued a statement expressing condolences upon learning of the Line of Duty Death... 
“Anne and I were saddened to learn of the death of Engineer Christopher Douglas. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fellow state firefighters.”

Engineer/Paramedic Christopher Douglas, 41, on July 5, 20113 at 0940hrs, was hit by a passing vehicle while standing on the Monterey Avenue onramp along Interstate 10. Engineer/Paramedic Douglas was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries. The accident remains under investigation by California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team. 

Christopher Douglas is survived by his wife, Amy, who is pregnant, and their 2-year-old son, Sammy. Christopher Douglas is also survived by his siblings, Martin Douglas of Colorado Springs and Heather Douglas of Denver; and his mother, Veronica Herrington of Newport Beach.

Our condolences to the Douglas Family & Friends, the CAL Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, and to all affected by Engineer/Paramedic Christopher Douglas' passing. 

To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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