Passing of Will Donaldson

Will Donaldson was a Fire Captain Specialist in the Riverside Unit. He retired in 1992 after 33 years of service.  His career started 1958 as a seasonal firefighter in Perris.  He was a survivor of the Decker Fire in 1959 in Lake Elsinore where six firefighters died. He promoted to Forest Fire Truck Driver in 1959 and served as Fire Crew Supervisor, Fire Captain in dispatch, Airco 61 and Fire Prevention/LE.  He was a POST certified Officer.  He could often be found playing Smokey Bear. 

Details for Will Donaldson services

Miller Jones Mortuary
1501 W Florida, Hemet

Memorial Services
Hemet Presbyterian Church
515 E. Kimball Av
Hemet, CA
1300 Hours

The family requested E26 and a Prevention Officer vehicle for a static display at the Mortuary and the Service if possible. 

Parking is limited due to construction.  Parking available across the street at the Hemet Elementary School

For on duty personnel attending, Long sleeve shirts w/tie is requested.  For Chief Officers, Class A is requested. 

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the California Wildland Firefighter Memorial,

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