Beloved Briceland Volunteer Fire Chief, Tim Olsen, passed away in the afternoon on Thursday, March 20, and a memorial service honoring him will be held on Sunday April 13, 2014 beginning at 1:00PM at the River Lodge Conference Center located at 1800 Riverwalk Dr., Fortuna Calif. Two of the photos on this page are from the Briceland Volunteer Fire Dept. Facebook page. The photo at the very bottom of the page was taken by Brian Elie and shows the Chief's Vehicle, at the Briceland Volunteer Fire Department, decorated as a memorial to Chief Tim Olsen.
Tune in to KMUD for a special edition of Burning Issues this Sunday, March 30, starting at 1:30 pm when host George Monroe will honor Tim Olsen. Chief Olsen was a frequent guest on Burning Issues, loved engaging listeners and often ran into the studio to share his fire and rescue stories.
The following information describing the memorial service for Tim Olsen was received by KMUD News:
The public memorial service for fallen Briceland Fire Chief Tim Olsen will be held on Sunday April 13, 2014 beginning at 1:00PM at the River Lodge Conference Center located at 1800 Riverwalk Dr. Fortuna Ca. A reception and dinner will immediately follow the memorial service at the same location. Chief Tim Olsen was well loved and admired for his work in Emergency services, not only in southern Humboldt but all over Humboldt County. He happily dedicated many years of his life to protect and serve our community and created a strong professional rural fire department that is admired and respected by all. Please join us and his family in honoring him in the tradition fitting for a fire chief of his stature.
All Humboldt county fire departments will receive email notification regarding procession details. Anyone wishing to make monetary donations for the Tim Olsen Memorial Fund can do so by sending a check to Briceland Volunteer Fire Department Po box 1249 Redway, CA 95560 or cash donations can be made at the Community Credit Union in Garberville Ca under Briceland Volunteer Fire Department.
Photo below by Brian Elie shows the Chief's Vehicle at Briceland VFD decorated as a memorial to Chief Tim Olsen: