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Last Alarms

29. 10-16-15 Libero Leone Tucson FD – Retired – Engineer
28. 9-24-15 Andy Herreras Tucson FD – Retired – Engineer
27. 7-2-15 Alf Berle Tucson FD – Retired – Capt.
26. 4-16-15 Jeffery Lee Stewart Avra Valley AZ FD – Retired – Chief
25. 12-20-14 Robert William Jones Tucon FD – Retired – BC
24. 9-19-14 Daniel Newburn Tucson FD – Retired – Chief
23. 6-17-14 David Phagan Douglas AZ FD – Retired – BC
22. 4-4-14 Roger P. Apodaca Winkelman AZ FD – Volunteer, Chief
21. 1-12-14 Rodolfo Arriaga Tucson FD – Retired – Engineer
20. 1-9-14 Raymond C. Baldwin Tucson FD – Retired – Engineer
19. 7-13-13 Richard Morgan Freemont CA FD – Retired
18. 7-10-13 WIlliam “Billy” Warneke Granite Mtn Hotshots, Prescott, AZ – LODD
17. 4-4-13 Carlos T. Mungia Tucson FD – Retired
16. 12-3-12 Matt Hart Tucson FD
15. 10-30-12 Walter P. Long Cambridge MA FD – Retired
14. 8-7-12 Jerry “Mouse” Robinson Thatcher AZ FD – Fire Chief Casket
13. 7-10-12 Reynold Strand Tucson FD – Retired Urn
12. 7-9-12 Sterling Lytle Nogales FD/ Vol for Helmet Peak Casket
11. 5-18-12 Richie S. McLaughlin Tucson FD – Retired Urn
10. 5-5-12 Ted Johnson Tucson FD – Retired Casket
9. 4-20-12 Joseph Munoz Tucson FD – Retired Casket
8. 4-15-12 Art Apodaca Tucson FD – Retired Urn
7. 4-15-12 David Spaulding Tucson FD – Retired Urn
6. 4-15-12 Oscar Baca Tucson FD – Retired Urn
5. 3-24-12 Jack Harris Tucson FD – Retired Urn
4. 1-26-12 Pete Trujillo Tucson FD – Retired Urn
3. 1-16-12 Ramon Alford Nogales FD – Retired – Asst. Chief Casket
2. 1-6-12 Frank Alfano FDNY – Retired N/A
1. 12/16/11 James R Russell Tucson FD – Retired – Deputy Chief Urn
0. 11/22/11 Al Lopez Tucson FD – Retired Casket

Last Alarm Foundation Memorial

James R. Russel
James R. Russell passed away on March 8, 2010. Jim was born 7-3-34 in Douglas, AZ. Jim was hired on to Tucson Fire Department April 4, 1960, promoted to BC January 18, 1976, promoted to AC February 13, 1977, promoted to Deputy Chief April 18, 1982. Jim retired as Deputy Chief on July 30, 1990. Jim was the 54th person assigned a Chief Officer title since the beginning of the Tucson Fire Department.

Jim was a founding member and long time board member of both the Rusty Bucket Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade. Jim was instrumental in getting the City of Tucson 1928 Ahrens Fox restoration project initiated in 2006, and in 2005, Jim became a Founding Board Member and Restoration Director of Last Alarm Foundation’s 1954 Mack Fire Engine Funeral Hearse Project, where Jim directed the meticulous details of the ongoing restoration project.

Our condolences to all of Jim’s family and friends. Jim will be missed!!

Arthur P. Apodac
Arthur Phillip Apodaca passed away February 7, 2008. Born August 4, 1940, Art joined the Tucson Fire Department June 20, 1966 and retired July 31, 1991.

Art was an active volunteer for the Last Alarm Foundation assisting in both the restoration project work and Fund-raising Events.

David Spaulding
David Spaulding was born in Huntington , WV , on September 12, 1936 and moved to Tucson in 1946. Dave had a long career with the Tucson Fire Department as a firefighter from October 1958 to July 1991. Our brother and dear friend passed away on April 1, 2011.

Among his many interests and talents, this kind and gentle man was a prolific Southwestern artist and loved raising American Quarter Horses. Dave was a Founding Member of the Last Alarm Foundation and gave much of his time as a board member and volunteer to help the foundation reach its goals.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s family and friends. You will be greatly missed, Dave!

Oscar O. Baca
Oscar O. Baca passed away April 26, 2008. Oscar, born June 20, 1931, was hired by the Tucson Fire Department on October 26, 1959, was promoted to BC on February 13, 1977 and retired as BC on August 27, 1989. Oscar was the 57th person designated as a Chief officer in the Tucson Fire Department.
Oscar used his technical machinist skills to assist as a volunteer on the restoration project for the Last Alarm Foundation.
Get in Touch

Call: (520) 305-1263
Email: Info.LAF@LastAlarmFoundation.com
Last Alarm Foundation

P.O. Box 18408
Tucson, AZ 85731