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Saturday, July 13, 2013

LODD: Memorial Service for Christopher MacKenzie Tonight

Memorial Service for Christopher MacKenzie

Christopher MacKenzie was one of five California natives among the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who died in the catastrophic Yarnell Hills Fire in central Arizona.
Chris MacKenzie, 30, grew up in Hemet and sought to follow in his dad’s footsteps. His father was retired CAL FIRE Captain Michael MacKenzie. Christopher worked for the U.S. Forest Service before joining the Prescott Hotshots.
The memorial service for Christopher MacKenzie will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6:00PM at the Ramona Bowl Ampitheater, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet, CA 92544.
To leave a message regarding donations for the MacKenzie family, please click here.
Public safety agencies that wish to send apparatus for the memorial static display, please click here.
Media representatives that plan to attend the memorial service shouldrsvp here. You will be contacted by the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Public Affairs Bureau via return email with arrival and staging instructions.
For a map to the Los Alamitos Training Base click here
For a map to the Miller Jones Mortuary click here
For a map to the Ramona Bowl click here
Donations: please go to (to assist the family of Fallen Firefighter, Christopher MacKenzie). Donations can be made to the Fire Family Foundation website by clicking on the “Donation” button. In the comments section note that the donation is “in loving memory of Christopher MacKenzie" or "to the family of Christopher MacKenzie," any of these will reflect your intention for the monies to be in support of the MacKenzie family. If you are a member of Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union you can make an electronic transfer via FIRE OnLine at Please note in the comments section of that transfer the same as above, that the funds are “in loving memory of Christopher MacKenzie.”

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