|Mike Chappell 1957-2014|
We are saddened to report that Fire Associates member Mike Chappell has answered his last alarm after a long illness.
While an active member of Fire Associates for many years, Mike was also heavily involved in numerous South County emergency programs. Mike worked in the radio room at CalFire's SCU Morgan Hill headquarters before going on to work in the warehouse.
Mike was also a Paid Call Firefighter for the South Santa Clara Fire District, and a long time member of the CalFire VIP program. In addition to his work with CalFire and Fire Associates Mike's love of radio communications had him involved in the Morgan Hill and Gilroy ARES/RACES programs.
When not dealing with an emergency, Mike could be found at a San Francisco Giants game, or at the race track, where Mike was a pit crew member on a Morgan Hill based late model super stock car.
There will be a memorial service for Mike on May 9, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.
The memorial service will be held in the chapel at the City of Santa Clara Mission City Memorial Park at 420 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, 95052. The chapel is located next to the main office.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in memory of Michael Chappell to:
Alisha Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
4534 Mission St, Suite 5
San Francisco, CA 94112
Or, by making a contribution to the Fire Associates Radio Fund, by clicking the link to the Fire Associates Donate page at: http://www.fascv.org/Donate.html