Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Memorial services for two fallen firefighters scheduled

The memorial service for National Park Service firefighter Andy Palmer, who was killed while fighting the Iron fire last week on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California, will be held on Monday, August 4. The service will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, August 4th, at McCurdy Pavilion in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. In lieu of flowers, an Andy Palmer Memorial Scholarship fund has been established through the Port Townsend High School Scholarship Foundation. Donations may be sent to the Foundation at 538 Calhoun Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

An obituary for Palmer is HERE.

The memorial service for Chief Dan Packer will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Christian Faith Center, located at 33645 – 20th Avenue South in Federal Way, Washington. The public is invited to attend. Packer was entrapped by flames on the Panther fire on July 26 on the Klamath National Forest in northern California. Packer was the chief of the East Pierce Fire & Rescue in Washington. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions can be made at any Washington Mutual Bank under the Fire Chief Dan Packer Memorial Fund. Checks may also be mailed to: East Pierce Professional Firefighters at P.O. Box 7500, Bonney Lake, WA 98391.

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