Charles “Jay” Ross got his start working with CDF and was later hired by the City of Placerville, where he spent the rest of his fire service career – as a firefighter, engineer, captain and training and safety officer. He had a great love for hunting, camping and four-wheeling every summer. He was diagnosed with job-related tuberculosis and encephalitis, an infection of the brain and lungs, which was his cause of death.
Charles Jay Ross
- August 14, 1988
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