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2024 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

The 2024 California Firefighters Memorial Weekend is October 11-October 12, 2024, in Sacramento, California. 

2024 California Firefighters Memorial Honorees

Fallen Firefighter Name Fire Department
Sean Stilson Los Angeles City
Steven Pacatte San Francisco
Richard Tucker Los Angeles City
Samuel Davis CAL FIRE 
Kenneth Caley Orange County Fire Authority 
Robert McLaughlin CAL FIRE 
Charles Morton San Bernardino National Forest - USFS
Dale Mosby Rancho Santa Fe
Matthew Watt San Bernardino National Forest - USFS
Barbara Dockery Isleton
Mark Edria CAL FIRE 
Edward Godinez San Bernardino National Forest - USFS
Scott Fey San Jose
Caroll Thomas CAL FIRE 
Arn Tretsven Los Angeles County
Michael Ferguson San Diego Fire Department
Gregory Cooper Mountain View
Aaron Beucus Cleveland National Forest - USFS
Daniel Lamothe  Santa Cruz County 
Doug McCullough Modesto
Brian Tracy Santa Cruz
Kenneth Renz Los Angeles County
Valerie Roberts Los Angeles City
Dominic Smith Santa Monica
Michael Ramsey San Mateo 
John Trejo Santa Barbara County
Daniel Ramirez Los Angeles City
Josh Bischof CAL FIRE
Tim Rodriguez CAL FIRE
David Payton Atascadero
Robert Bruce Sacramento Metro
Curtiss Tate CAL FIRE 
John Martinez Contra Costa County 
Don Cone Huntington Beach
James Stiglich Los Angeles City
William Lenzen Los Angeles County


Schedule of Events: 

Friday, October 11th 11:00am - 4:00pm - Ceremony Rehearsal, Safe Credit Union Convention Center, Mandatory for band and honor guard participants -Honor Guard RSVP and Band RSVP 
  5:30-7:30pm Welcome reception for families and ceremony participants, Safe Credit Union Convention Center.
Saturday, October 12th  3:00pm - Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, Safe Credit Union Convention Center, Ballroom B.
  4:30-5:00pm - Families Procession to Memorial Site in Capitol Park, via 13th Street.


Travel & Lodging

We are currently only accepting reservations for Memorial families and ceremony participants at The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. After August 15th, any remaining available rooms will be opened to other guests planning to attend. California Fire Foundation Room Blocks are available to all guests at the Hyatt Centric and Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown. 

Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 - Host Hotel for Families and Ceremony Participants. Families of honorees contact Family Liaison, Sarah Howard, showard@cpf.org to book. Visiting bands and honor guards please RSVP above to receive booking link.  
Hyatt Centric Hotel, 1122 7th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (.7 mile from Convention Center) Rooms available Friday and Saturday nights for discounted rate of $379/night. Book here: http://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SMFCT/G-FMC1
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown, 300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (1.4 miles from Convention Center) Rooms available Friday and Saturday nights for a discounted rate of $195/night. Click here to book. 

Nearest Airport:
Sacramento International Airport (11.9 miles from Convention Center)
6900 Airport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95837

Amtrak Sacramento Valley Station (1.2 miles from Convention Center)
401 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814