The Redding Fire Department is planning the construction of a memorial at Redding Fire Station 8 located on the north end of Churn Creek Road near College View Drive.
This memorial will honor the members of the Redding Fire Department who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty as well as recognize those who have served and honorably retired from the Redding Fire Department.
This project has been in the works for a little over four years and originated after the devastating Carr Fire when the Redding Fire Department tragically lost one of its own members, Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke. Inspector Stoke was not the first to have passed away while on duty or as a result of the dangerous work we do. Other firefighters who have died as a result of this line of work include Captain Ed Andrews, Inspector Dean Hertzberg, Chief Gerry Gray and Captain Kevin Ward. These men will be honored at this memorial as well.
This memorial will allow our community a peaceful location to honor and express gratitude to the men and women who have so selflessly served and protected the residents of Redding.
Now we need your help. We cannot build this on our own and do not plan to use city funds to fund this project. We need monetary donations so that we can make this dream a reality. We have received several bids and have learned that the cost of this important project will likely reach $400,000. We would love to get this money in a one-time donation but recognize that any amount will help and would appreciate any amount the community is willing to give to create this memorial together. We have partnered with the nonprofit Jeremy Stoke Legacy Fire Foundation to accept donations. The members of the Redding Fire Department will always be here to protect this incredible community and for those who make Redding their home and their playground. We ask that you please help us create a place to honor our members and their families and as a community show our appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice they have made on behalf of Redding and its citizens.