Matt Will Memorial Plaque Mid-Coast Fire Station
Hard to believe that it has been four years since the Palo Colorado Fire. The fire was reported on October 8, 2007 at 12:42pm. Thanks to the heroic actions of Matt Will the fires progress to the North and East was halted thereby saving our community. Almost four hours after the initial report of the fire Matt Will lost his life as he tried to help another dozer operator who had become stuck on the hill and his dozer rolled into the canyon below.
In 2009 a memorial plaque was placed at the site where Matt's dozer came to rest on that fateful day to honor Matt and recognize the ultimate sacrifice he made for our community and his friend.
For the last two years the Mid Coast Fire Brigade has been working on a plaque that will be placed at the Mid Coast Fire Station to honor Matt Will and memorialize his story.
On Saturday October 8th at 10am, the Mid Coast Fire Brigade unveiled the plaque at the the fire station (38000 Palo Colorado Road) in an informal ceremony.