Santa Clara City Firefighters, Local 1171 and Santa Clara City Fire Department are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Fire Captain Troy Buzzell took his own life on February 1, 2021 after a battle with work-related … Read More
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Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Rancho Santa Fe Professional Firefighters, Local 4349 are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Fire Captain W. Chris Mertz, 54, passed away on January 20, 2021 from complications of … Read More
Herald Fire Protection District is saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Retired Herald Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Grubba passed away on January 13, 2021 after a battle with job-related cancer. A member of Herald Fire Protection District … Read More
Los Angeles Fire Department and United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112 are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Fire Captain I George Roque passed away on January 1, 2021 from complications of COVID-19. Brother … Read More
For many, 2020 has been a very difficult year but as we move into the holiday season, we are reminded that the spirit of the holidays is unwavering. The holidays will always represent togetherness even if we cannot be together, … Read More