The Fullerton Fire Department is at a crossroads and is no longer sustainable in its current form. That’s why the Fullerton City Council is considering a proposal from the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to provide fire protection and emergency services in our city. Your Fullerton Firefighters unanimously support this move to the OCFA which will provide long term stability while increasing the number of firefighters, paramedics and resources within Fullerton neighborhoods at a lower cost.
We wanted to wish good health, a good future, and good luck to a veteran of the Fullerton Fire Department. Engineer Josh Thomasec officially resigned from the Fullerton Fire Department on February 18th after 14 years of service. Josh’s decision was a long and thoughtful one, in his words, he made his decision based on the cities inability to provide a stable “future” and “livelihood” for his family. Josh’s friendly demeanor, toughness, and contributions to this department will truly be missed.
Good luck to firefighter/paramedic Luke Fragale, he’s accepted a firefighter position with a neighboring agency. Luke served the citizens of Fullerton for 5.5 years and was our union’s resident Santa during the Fullerton Winter Market. He was also a USAR tech, fire line medic, and started the Field Observer Single Resource Program for our department. Luke’s work ethic, sense of humor, and community presence will truly be missed.
Good luck to Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Lowry, he accepted a job with a neighboring agency and has worked his last shift with the FFD. Chris served the City of Fullerton for over 5.5 years, becoming a paramedic in 2019. Chris had many roles within the FFD including fire-line medic, USAR tech, and he was in charge of maintaining the department’s personnel radios. Chris is also a LARRO instructor at the Santa Ana Fire Academy. We wish Chris and his family all the best and thank him for his dedicated work ethic and service to this community.