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Foundation set up in Firefighter Jeremy Stoke's Name

Firefighters with the Redding fire department have set up a new foundation in honor of Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke who died in the Carr fire.

Posted: Oct 16, 2018 6:24 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 9:20 AM

REDDING Calif. - Redding firefighters set up a foundation to honor and remember one of their fallen brothers.

Redding firefighter Jeremy stoke lost his life fighting the Carr fire on July 26, 2018. Jeremy was a beloved member of the Redding community for all that knew him. 

So now in his honor, Redding firefighters have created the Jeremy Stoke legacy fire foundation.

Captain Sam Hunt of the Redding Fire Department said he knew Stoke for a long time.

“He used to teach out at the college and had a huge involvement with the city and you know coached baseball all the time,” Hunt said. “After everything came through the guys kind of got together and we started throwing around ideas of how to keep his name out there and keep his legacy going.”

The foundation will aim to help families and students in need who are entering into public safety positions helping to continue Stokes legacy of a colleague, teacher and friend.

“Scholarship-wise we will probably put on a couple scholarships for people going through the fire academy or police academy,” Hunt said.

The foundation will be driven by donations from the community and will kick off with a dinner early next month on Nov. 7.

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 21 to the public and the event will be held at Shameless O'Leary on downtown Redding.

The group is also accepting donations for the foundation saying “anyone that is willing to donate they can either use Venmo or PayPal and if you go over to our Facebook page they are linked there.”

Here is the link to that Facebook page.

For all those involved remembering stoke is still important to them today as he impacted everyone he worked with and everyone he met.

“He was a great person… guys really remembered him And so we just really want to carry his name into the future.”

Firefighters hope that this foundation can live on for years to come saying "we are going to carry it every year... You know donations are going to be involved... But we are talking about possibly doing a corn hole tournament in the future... A few names have been spitball but the stoker classic comes to mind. So I think we might run with that so look forward to the future with maybe doing that in the future.”

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