REDDING, Calif. — Memorial services for Redding Fire Prevention Inspector Jeremy Stoke will be held on Saturday, August 11 at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
On Thursday, July 26, while working to warn and evacuate residents living in the path of the fast moving and devastating Carr Fire, Stoke tragically lost his life.
Stoke was an 18-year veteran of the fire service.
Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. Saturday. The public is welcome to attend and are asked to arrive no later than 11:00 a.m. to allow time for traffic and parking.
The Redding Fire Department said there will be an emergency vehicle procession traveling to the memorial services to honor the many dedicated years of public service and life given by Stoke.
The public is encouraged to view the honorary procession from a safe location along the procession route.
After the conclusion of the public memorial services at the Redding Civic Auditorium, there will be a private service and reception for the Stoke family and close friends.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Stoke family may do so at any Members 1st Credit Union in either the Redding or Anderson branches.
The official procession will begin at 10:30 a.m. The route is as follows:
Leave McDonald's Chapel, located at 1275 Continental Street. Travel westbound on Eureka Way to southbound East Street to westbound on Shasta Street to southbound on Market Street to westbound on Tehama Street to southbound on California Street to eastbound on Gold Street to southbound on Market Street to eastbound on Cypress Avenue to southbound on Hartnell Avenue to northbound on Churn Creek Road to westbound Highway 299 to westbound Lake Boulevard to southbound on Market Street to eastbound on Tehama Street to eastbound on Highway 44 to northbound on Sundial Bridge Drive arriving at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
There will be numerous temporary road closures with signage and law enforcement vehicles at intersections to allow for safety of the procession vehicles and the public on the roadway.
The public is asked to please respect road closure signs and not attempt to enter or cut through the procession as it travels through the city.