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1 month ago
Just had the pleasure of visiting with a 27-year-old Columbia South Carolina firefighter named Matthew who is hospitalized with cancer in Indianapolis. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for the outpouring of support from the Indianapolis Fire Team!! Felt like Columbia Fire with his brothers coming out for him!! I’m so glad he has so much support!!
Chief thanks for checking on one of #SouthCarolina’s finest. He’s a great #countryboy and loves the outdoors, so prayers are needed so we can get him back in woods for #deerhunting #CancerSucks #ThisIsMyFight
Prayers for this young warrior.
Thank you for your support of this fine young man.
Thoughts and Prayers on the way for brother Matthew.
Sending prayers and positive vibes
Fire Chief Bobby Halton ret. is currently editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Chief Halton began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque Fire Department and rose through the ranks to include chief of training. Bobby was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department, Bobby left Coppell to assume the duties as editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine.
Chief Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, left a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters, is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and has served on several of the National Fire Protection Association technical committees. He is active with the National Fallen Firefighters the Congressional Fire Services Institute and the Firefighters Cancer Support Network. He has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the United States and internationally.
Specialties: USAR, Structural firefighting specialist, Haz Mat, Terrorism, EMS, Wildland interface.