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
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. 🙏🏻❤️
RIP Brother, Prayers of comfort and peace for his family and San Bernardino Fire Department 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.
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY 🙏THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE 🇺🇲
So very heartbreaking 💔 RIP Tony Giordano 😭 My thoughts and prayers are with your wife, kids, family and friends 🙏🏻❤️
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.
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.
Truly heartbreaking for our Ranch Bella Vista community here in Murrieta, CA. Thank you for all the memories. You will be sorely missed, Tony.
Tell we meet again brother, God bless your family with unconditional prayers.
Unbelievable... 😇RIP and our Prayers are with your family. You will be missed by everyone who you touched. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Tk.U.for your Service.condolences, & 🙏 to your family,& friends.. "Ohio"
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!
My heartfelt sympathy!🙏🏻🙏🏻🥰🥰
RIP brother. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Prayers 🙏 🙏
So sorry. R.I.P.
Jennifer Kelly 😔😔😔
Going to miss this man. Always there to provide a smile. Prayers for Krystle and the family. This is a tough one.
Thanks Tony Giordano for everything. God has you know evidently Big guy!!!!
RIP sir and prayers to your family🙏
Rest in Peace Tony! You will be forever in our 💕.
Prayers for your Beautiful Family! May God Bless them always. 🙏🙏🙏❤
Lake Arrowhead Boat Fire Suspicious in Nature, causes an estimated 2 Million in Damages
Cause: Investigators continue to work on investigating the fire that damaged several boats and a large section of dock in Lake Arrowhead yesterday. Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, anyone with information is urged to contact our fire investigation unit. Twenty-four hour contact information is provided below, including an anonymous tip line.
Additional Damage & Theft: While completing their investigation, investigators found boats that were the victim of theft and vandalism nearby. San Bernardino County Sheriff also responded to assist. For those boat owners not impacted by the fire, but by vandalism and theft, please contact San Bernardino County Sheriff (Twin Peaks Station) at 909-336-0600 to report stolen items.
Loses: Investigators worked with local boat owners and Arrowhead Lake Association (ALA) to complete a damage/loss assessment. The current loss estimate is valued at 2 million dollars. Firefighters were successful in saving more than 30 boats & multiple docks from fire damage. The boats that caught fire burned through their dock lines, allowing them to float freely, many floating to adjacent docks and causing an immediate exposures to additional docks/boats. The coordinated fire attack from land and lake kept the fire from causing additional damage.
Reporting Arson Crimes Because of the destructive nature of fire, not all arson fires are successfully prosecuted. Anyone with information of an arson crime is urged to contact the Fire Investigation Unit at 909-386-8400 and ask to speak with an investigator, as any information received may help achieve a conviction in an arson case.
After business hours, on holidays and/or weekends, an individual may call our 24 hour dispatch center @ 909-356-3805, and leave a contact name and phone number. Dispatch will then have the duty investigator respond to this individual’s request.
We request that if you report a crime that you also supply complete contact information so that we may get in touch with you again as we conduct our investigation. Please note that we are forbidden by law to release your information without a court order. We will accept anonymous information if anonymity is requested.
Anonymous Crime Report You may also anonymously contact We-Tip at 800-47-ARSON (800-472-7766), 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or via the Internet by visiting the We Tip website. Other Related Phone Numbers San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department Arson/Bomb Detail 909-890-4840
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