Firefighter's Last Call

@foxyfire33 (10021)
United States
April 21, 2008 12:26pm CST
I just heard this come over the scanner, I'd never heard them do this before and it took me a second to realize what it meant..and then it was sad. "This is the last call for Firefighter _____. He is not to respond to the station again and instead should return home to be with the Lord" I don't know this firefighter but he must have been a good man and will be missed by many.
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@wickedangel (1639)
• Dominican Republic
21 Apr 08
OMG that is so, so sad. I think if I had heard that I would have been in floods of tears. I wonder if he had been on a job. My heart goes out to the good guys, they deserve so much more respect from us ordinary citizens. God bless him. Thanks for sharing this with us.
• Dominican Republic
23 Apr 08
Well, I've read all the responses. So glad that he had a large and loving family. How sad that he has spent his life battling fires only to be taken after battling and losing his life to cancer. I am so glad that they still gave him the last call because in his heart he was still a firefighter until his last breath. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and sad story with us and for updating us too!
@sedel1027 (17874)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Wow. That is sad. I am really surprised they said that over the radio like that.
@foxyfire33 (10021)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I'm not sure it was supposed to...the second response (I think, or the first) explains that. It was still sad either way though.
• United States
5 Jan 13
I know this was forever ago, but we just laid to rest an Assistant Chief. And fire center (our main dispatch for fire and EMS in the county) did broadcast the final call over the radios, to all frequencies in the county. A firefighter's last call is meant to be heard on the radios. Any dispatch radio will pick it up. Or any radio on a dispatch frequency for that matter.
@mansha (6315)
• India
21 Apr 08
How beautiful and yes sad , one of the finest words that can be said for a man on duty, when he has done his final duty. I hope whoever it was find peace and his family and friends find strength from his courage.
@Hatley (107221)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 08
thats so touching he must have been really loved by the men and women he worked with. That is a great sendoff for the man. they must miss him with all their hearts.