CalFire fire engineer dies of brain cancer

2013-05-29T17:34:00Z CalFire fire engineer dies of brain cancerRegister staff Napa Valley Register
May 29, 2013 5:34 pm  • 

CalFire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa unit on Wednesday announced the death of CalFire’s Fire Apparatus Engineer Alex Stevenson. He died at home in Petaluma on May 24 after a nine-year battle with brain cancer. He was 39.

His last assignment was as fire prevention specialist in the Napa County’s fire marshal’s office.

Stevenson began his career in 1995 in Sonoma County as a seasonal firefighter. In 2002, he accepted a permanent position as a firefighter in South Lake County. Two years later, in 2004, Stevenson was promoted to fire apparatus engineer in St. Helena.

A memorial is 11 a.m. Friday at Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Rosa. The public is welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631; or Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Pavran St., Petaluma CA 94952.

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  1. glenroy
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    glenroy - May 30, 2013 6:29 am
    That's 2 CalFire fighters with brain cancer in the last couple months...
  2. Kris1998
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    Kris1998 - May 30, 2013 8:36 am
    I had the pleasure of meeting Alex while he was working at the Big Tree Rd office. He was always so full of life. I never saw him without a big smile on his face! He was smart, handsome, funny and genuine. All who knew him will miss his sweet spirit! May he rest in peace! God bless him, his family and friends during this hard time.
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