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Local Firefighter Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Protecting Orange County

by: Baryic Hunter
Posted: September 18, 2017

ORANGE COUNTY...Orange County Firefighter Ron Castro was added to thousands of others etched on granite walls honoring those who have died in the Line of Duty 2017 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Saturday, September 16, 2016, 11:00 a.m. MT Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO

Firefighter Ron Castro joined the professional fire service with a commitment to put his life on the line to keep Orange County safe. Now his name has been added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, honoring those who have died in the line of duty.

 Firefighter Ron Castro succumbed to job-related cancer on November 30, 2016. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Ron Castro served for four decades as a Firefighter. 

 Visit the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial website for a list of names on the Wall of Honor and other information.

The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial honors more than 7,500 IAFF members who have died in the line of duty since 1918. The names include those who died on the job, as well as the alarming number who succumbed to chronic illnesses linked to the fire service such as heart disease and cancer.

 Etched on granite walls forming concentric circles, the names tell a bigger story, a century of sacrifice and service, a fire service that has given so much but become stronger and made communities safer.


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