All-Terrain Rescue Vehicles Deployed to San Bernardino County Fire Stations
Earlier this year five all-terrain rescue vehicles were placed into service at County Fire stations to assist with hard to reach and remote calls. The all-terrain vehicles, dubbed “All-Terrain Response Vehicles” (ARV) have been a valuable asset for back country and off-highway incidents. Each ARV are four-wheel drive, have seating for three and house a patient care area to transport patients. ARV also carry advanced life support (ALS) gear so firefighter-paramedics can initiate patient care in remote areas. The ARV’s are assigned to Station 96 (Fawnskin), Station 25 (Crestline), Station 53 (Baker), Station 232 (San Bernardino) & Station 92 (Lake Arrowhead). These diverse districts cover thousands of square miles of popular hiking, climbing and off-road vehicle areas.
Our backcountry areas have seen a significant uptick in activity with the COVID pandemic. With the rise, we have responded to a significant increase of incidents in our rural and hard to reach areas. San Bernardino County Fire covers more than 19,000 square miles including forest land, desert area and urban areas. Fire crews have completed comprehensive training on ARV operation, GPS mapping and area familiarization to ensure they are ready to respond to these unique calls. #SBCoFD Crews also work closely with San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Air Operations and Sheriff Search & Rescue Teams. Many of these calls require air transport, hoist or involve search and rescue teams. This cooperation and teamwork is vital for patient care and outcome.
Just yesterday SBCoFD crews utilized two ARV’s for Rescues in the Cajon Pass & Lake Arrowhead at the same time. Monday ARV96 y was utilized for a lightning strike fire to transport firefighters and equipment to a remote area north of Fawnskin. These vehicles allow County Firefighters-Paramedics to quickly and safely respond to areas where conventional fire apparatus aren’t able to access. The ARV are typically towed by a utility vehicle to the incident area, then respond off-highway to help assist with locating patients, providing advanced life support and transporting to an awaiting ambulance.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 27, 2021 MEMORIAL SERVICE CONTACTS: GENERAL INFORMATION BRYAN JAMES – (951) 317-1109 APPARATUS RSVP TRAVIS BONNELL – (760) 403-2296 HONOR GUARD MARK MURPHY – (909) 838-9135 PIPES & DRUMS SCOTT ABRAHAM – (951) 660-8911
RETIRED SAN BERNARDINO CITY FIRE CAPTAIN, BELOVED COMMUNITY FIGURE, CHURCH PASTOR, SON, BROTHER, HUSBAND, FATHER AND UNPARALLELED CONFIDANT SUDDENLY PASSES
Aug. 3rd 1:00 pm at the Bridge church Murrieta 38801 Calistoga Dr. Murrieta 92563
With great sadness, and heavy hearts, we regretfully announce the passing of retired San Bernardino City Fire Captain Tony Giordano. He passed away on July 23, 2021.
Born February 4, 1980, Tony’s Mother and Father, Dana and Steven Giordano, instilled a ferocious love for others from the beginning. Growing up in Torrance, California, he would grow to be the quintessential Southern California coastal boy. His passion for the outdoors, the ocean and active lifestyle would only grow deeper as the years went on. He quickly understood the power of relationships built through experiences and selflessness, as he navigated his younger years and mentoring his two younger brothers, Nick and Jared, along the way. That brotherly bond, and his athletically heavy upbringing, would deeply instill a teamwork centric approach in all that he did. He knew his destiny would only lead to helping others in their greatest times of need. Although his interest in the fire service was known before even leaving high school, his ability to save and heal wouldn’t be limited just by his professional boundaries.
Tony’s passionate fire service career began with the Corona Fire Department in 2003. In November of 2004, he accepted a new position at his dream department, The San Bernardino City Fire Department. His career was spent entirely at the City’s busiest fire stations, where he had profound impacts in training, EMS, fireground tactics, rookie training, honor guard, Paramedic Student Preceptorship and Pipes & Drums. His career was remarkable, excelling in the Firefighter/Paramedic (2004), Engineer (2008) and Captain (2013) ranks early on. Sadly, Tony was forced to medically retire in late 2015. The fire service remained very close to his heart and was a great part of who he was well into his civilian life.
Tony met his wife, Krystle, in 2007 after a couple of would-be matchmakers thought they should meet. Sparks were immediate and he knew without hesitation, that she was the one. A whirlwind romance would lead to marriage on September 13, 2008. They would later build their real estate empire together and as a surprise to no one, he became wildly successful by employing much of his fire service command and control practices. He would be recognized for the fire engine he bought and used as an innovative real estate marketing tool during various community outreaches. He became a community pilar during the annual Christmas, Fourth of July, Easter and Halloween fire engine parades and made every attempt to give-back wherever he could in those travels as well.
Tony always knew he wanted a big family and couldn’t wait to begin that family with the love of his life. Their three children, 8-year-old daughter Isabella, 6-year-old daughter Abigail and 2-year-old son Tony Jr. were his greatest treasures. Anything they wanted, they got. The word “No” simply didn’t exist and as Tony did in all aspect of his life, would make their desires reality in the biggest, best, most passionate way he possibly could. As Krystle had made known, he was the BEST husband and “Disneyland” Dad to ever be.
Tony was deeply passionate about God, his community, his church, business, Cross-fit, running, surfing, eating, and being a black belt in ju-jitsu. He was truly larger than life and his reach extended far and wide. The foundation of hope for so many, much of his routine conversations and kind gestures often served as life altering moments for those he touched. He lived life without fear and challenged adversity head on. His legacy will inspire, empower and continue to save others for an eternity to come. ... See MoreSee Less
Our family is just so heartbroken 💔 for the whole Giordano family! We offer our prayers of comfort as God comes alongside you all to bring you peace that passes any natural understanding! We are just sooo very sorry! Tony is a shining LIGHT and will continue to be through the memories of his family and those he served alongside! 🥲
Prayers and deepest condolences to his family and friends 🇺🇸
Terribly heart broken about this. 💔💔 Tony was a light for so many people and we’re going to miss you so much. That smile that lit up a room will never be forgotten.🥲🥲 RIP Tony see you in Paradise my friend!! 🥲
I am so sorry for the tragic loss for his family and the community around him. He blessed our family with his love during a tragic time in our lives. He was so kind and thoughtful to us. He was truly an amazing man and will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers for his wife and young family during this tragic time. 🙏🏻❤️
Such a sad passing; my sincerest condolences to his loved ones and colleagues.
RIP Tony, you are one of a kind. You touched so many! You will never be gone from our hearts. You will be deeply missed. Prayers and deepest condolences to Krystal and the kids and family.
Tony was such a big part of our neighborhood. The holidays will not be the same without him. There’s going to be such a big empty hole in the Rancho Bella Vista neighborhood. Condolences to his family.
My deepest condolences to the Giordano family. Thank you for all you did Tony. May you RIP.
I'm am so deeply sorry. He was a wonderful person that brought so much joy to all the families of our community. Prayers to his family🙏
Sorry to see you leave us way too soon Brother. You will surly will be missed. Prayers go out to all of your family and friends.
You will Truly move missed. My condolences to the family.
Tony, thank you for making living in Rancho Bella Vista special, you really brought so much to the neighborhood. Rest in Peace.
Rest in Peace Tony. You are an inspiration to many. God bless you and your family. Thank you.
This was last year. It's hard to see, but we looked forward to this every holiday. I'm so saddened by this news. Prayers for his family. He will be missed.
I'm still in shock, thank you Tony for being sooo amazing. The holidays will never be the same without you....may you rest in peace from the crazy lighted house on Magdelena Street.
I am still in shock over this! He will be greatly missed in the community. My deepest condolences to his family! I love you guys! 😓🙏😇
Truly heartbreaking for our Ranch Bella Vista community here in Murrieta, CA. Thank you for all the memories. You will be sorely missed, Tony.
Rest In Peace and thank you for your. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🇺🇸🌺
We love you Tony. You will be missed.
Tell we meet again brother, God bless your family with unconditional prayers.
Rest in paradise, Tony. You were definitely one that was great to everyone. I remember you being so nice while we were in high school. You will be missed.
My sincere condolences. 🤍
Tony made so many children and adults sparkle with Christmas spirit. His love and energy knew no bounds. I have never met such a loving man and beautiful family. Tony, I can’t understand why you were taken but I picture you dancing your way through heavens gates! You will be missed!
RIP brother. Our prayers are with you and your family.
SBCo Fire personnel are now approved to wear a visual display of support for Sarcoma Awareness Month w/ an On-Duty Uniform T-shirt that incorporates this yellow ribbon @IAFFNewsDesk @CAFirefighters #Local935 Read More Here ➡️➡️ https://bit.ly/2VL6RnB