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Captain Jay Ross

Charles Jay Ross

August 14, 1988

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Captain Charles "Jay" Ross

Charles “Jay” Ross got his start working with CDF and was later hired by the City of Placerville, where he spent the rest of his fire service career – as a firefighter, engineer, captain and training and safety officer. He had a great love for hunting, camping and four-wheeling every summer. He was diagnosed with job-related tuberculosis and encephalitis, an infection of the brain and lungs, which was his cause of death. The City of Placerville Fire Department consolidated into the El Dorado County Fire Protection District in 1991.

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Captain Charles "Jay" Ross' name appears on the California Firefighters Memorial at the state capitol in Sacramento, California. 
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Captain Charles Jay Ross's name appears on the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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