The family of Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa released the following statement, and thank everyone for the continued respect for their privacy during this time.
We are deeply appreciative of the overwhelming support. We would like to thank the community of Porterville, Kern County Fire, and the surrounding communities for their outpouring support and prayers, the endless agencies who have reached out, his Porterville Fire Family, and the rest of the world who are mourning with us. To the family of firefighter Patrick Jones, we send our deepest condolences, prayers, and love.
Ramon Clemente Figueroa, known to many as Captain Ray Figueroa, was a loving Father, Son, Brother, Nephew and Friend. He faithfully served the City of Porterville for 13 years where his co-workers became his family. His motto was “I am far from knowing it all, but I am driven to learn it all.” He continually completed trainings, fire classes, and certifications to stay up to date with his skills and knowledge. He taught and trained at the Porterville College Fire Academy and volunteered as an Instructor at Fresno City College Fire Academy.
Ray was an adventurous outdoorsman. He had a love of fishing, hunting, target shooting, snowboarding and golf. He was also a gifted tradesman who enjoyed fabricating furniture, patios, and other weekend projects. He was an avid powerlifter and enjoyed training others.
He was a devoted father who adored his 2 children. Ray was a dedicated son and supportive brother. He was loved and respected by all his family and friends. He was proud of his Faith. Although we are heartbroken, we find comfort knowing he died doing what he loved in the accompaniment of a fellow brother (his Jonesy). We are so proud of all he accomplished and he will always be our HERO.
-Family of Captain Ray Figueroa
Captain Figueroa family has planned services on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in the City of Delano. The family welcomes the public to attend the service and interment following. A Firefighter Memorial Service for both Captain Figueroa and Firefighter Jones will be on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Porterville. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers for all. You gave your life for others...bless your memory!
Thank you for your services R I P,Prayers for family and friends.
God bless this man his family and town of Porterville
may st. florian bless this family and FF jones . as the tears roll down my cheeks I"M reminded of a line from the book "The bridges of toko ri " " where do we find such men " . As a fellow FF this guy is an inspiration to me
DEEPEST CONDOLENCES REST IN PEACE 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💔💔
Prayers for the family God Bless Thank you for your service God Bless
What a beautiful tribute to a Hero🙏🇺🇸 God bless your family and comfort each one of you....🙏
God bless them both. HEROES
Prayers for family.🙏🙏🙏
God comfort all who knew him and bless all our firefighters and families 🙏💙🇺🇸
Thank You 🙏
God bless 🙏
Thank you for your service and sacrifice!❤RIP!❤🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
RIP, Condolences to family and friends, Last Alarm.
🙏🙏🙏 for their families and their Fire Dept siblings.
#LODD: Porterville Fire Captain Raymond Figueroa, 35, died in the line of duty battling a deadly blaze in the town's 67-year-old library building. Brother Figueroa was a 13-year veteran of the department. 25-year-old Firefighter Patrick Jones, who started with Porterville in 2017, is still officially listed as unaccounted for as of Wednesday morning.RIP from your brothers and sisters throughout California. ... See MoreSee Less
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