CAL FIRE Line of Duty Death
Fire Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic
Christopher Douglas
Memorial Information

On July 5th, 2013, CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic Christopher Douglas was fatally injured while responding to a traffic collision in the Riverside Unit on the I-10 freeway. This tragic Line of Duty Death has devastated the Douglas family and affects the entire CAL FIRE family and deeply saddens all of the firefighting community.

His career spanned over 9 1/2 years as a veteran firefighter for CAL FIRE. Engineer Douglas is survived by his wife, Amy, who is expecting their second child, and two year-old son, Samuel "Sammy". Christopher is also survived by his mother, Rose Porter of Colorado Springs, his siblings, Martin Douglas and family of Colorado Springs, Heather Douglas of Denver, and his in-laws, Ronald and Sheryl Aitken of Newport Beach, sister in law Jessica Carroll & her family of Costa Mesa, and sister in law Veronica Herrington and family from Newport Beach.


Due to the overwhelming response received on the passing of Christopher Douglas, a fund has been established for the family by CDF Firefighters Local 2881. For more information, please click here.

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