During the last 10 years of his life‚ Dana lived for the fire department. You would see his truck parked at the fire hall at about 6:30 AM every morning‚ as he would stop there to work after completing his regular night shift job at his place of employment. Over the years he rose in the ranks of the fire department to become Assistant Chief. He was particularly proud of his Firefighter of the Year Award.
But to others‚ he was much more than a firefighter. He was an active first responder and devoted family man. He was always cheerful‚ always had a smile‚ and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
He will be remembered and missed by those whose lives he touched.