On August 17th, 2023

FMESA Assists with Donations for the Families of CALFIRE Assistant Chief Bischof, Captain Rodriguez and Pilot Tony Souza Service times & dates announced

Hello FMESA Members,

As many of you are aware, the CALFIRE family and all of California is mourning the loss of CALFIRE Assistant Chief Josh Bischof, CALFIRE Captain Tim Rodriguez, and Pilot Tony Sousa who all lost their lives on August 6, 2023 in a tragic helicopter collision while working a fire incident in Riverside County.

FMESA extends its heartfelt sympathy to the CALFIRE family and the family and friends of our fallen colleagues. Last week, the FMESA Board of Directors voted and approved two $1000.00 donations to the Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund to support in the loss of L2881 members Bischof and Rodriguez, and today donated $1000.00 to the Tony Sousa GoFundMe account.

Yesterday, the times and dates of services were announced. You can find the information here.

We thank you, our members, for your service during this time of tragedy and loss. Please look after one another and understand that there are many stages of loss and grief and not everyone travels this path at the same pace.

Be safe,

BJ Jones
FMESA President

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