Charles Jay Ross
August 14, 1988
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.