California Firefighter's Death Being Investigated

Firefighters trying to control a raging blaze at a home in Los Gatos knew a downed electrical wire was dangerous before it killed one of their own, a county fire department spokesman said.

Funeral Information

Saturday, February 19, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m.

HP Pavilion

525 W. Santa Clara Street

San Jose, CA 95113

For additional details related to the memorial service and for the procession route map, go to

Fire departments, law enforcement, EMS and elected officials who wish to attend the memorial service are requested to RSVP to the Santa Clara County Fire Department website at

All media should park in parking lot D. Parking lot D is located on W. Santa Clara Street. Upon arrival, media are requested to check-in at designated check point at 10:00 a.m. to receive complete media packet. Procession scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Community residents are also welcome to attend the memorial service and should arrive and be seated by 12:30 p.m. Parking is limited, and residents are encouraged to use public transportation to the HP Pavilion.

General information is available by calling the Information Hotline @ 408.378.4279. The hotline is staffed M-F 8:00-5:00 p.m. PST

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

In Memory of Mark F. McCormack

665 3rd Street, Suite #345

San Francisco, CA 94107

Bank of the West

Mark F. McCormack Memorial Fund

Account #017-012-286

2395 Winchester Blvd

Campbell, CA 95008

Donations can be mailed to this branch or any Bank of the West branch in your area. Please be sure to reference the account number on your check to ensure that your donation is posted to the correct account.