Thursday, December 23, 2010

LODD: Sacramento City Fire Captain Terrence Gee

It is with deepest regret that Sacramento Firefighters Local 522 and the Sacramento City Fire Department announce the passing of Fire Captain Terrence Gee of occupational cancer.

He was 54 years old.

Brother Gee began his career in the fire service with Sacramento Fire Department in February 1985. He spent a significant portion of his career assigned to Station 57 where he worked with his dear friend, Captain Bob Kiehne. In December 2005, Brother Gee promoted to the rank of Fire Captain and was assigned to Fire Station 10, an engine and truck house, where he worked as the engine captain.
During the time, Brother Gee was assigned to Station 10, he also frequently assisted and covered as the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Captain, as well as assumed the position of alternate Public Information Officer. As the EMS Captain, Brother Gee was responsible for the fleet of fire paramedic ambulances, as well as the needs of the 22 paramedics and emergency technicians assigned to the units in service. In February 2010, Brother Gee transferred to Station 60 and worked as the engine captain prior to becoming ill.
In addition to his work with the Sacramento Fire Department, Brother Gee was an elected Member of the Board of Directors for the Florin Fire District. In that role, he guided the district through the merger with the American River Fire District in 1997. "Terry Gee was a tireless advocate for both the district and the residents it served. Without his leadership and perseverance, the merger between American River and Florin Fire Districts would not have occurred" said Rick Martinez, retired fire chief for both districts. Following that merger, Brother Gee continued to support the regionalization of the fire service which led to the creation of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.
Brother Gee was surrounded by family at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Nancy, his 22-year-old son, Samuel, his 20-year-old daughter, Amanda, and many family and friends.
Memorial Information
When: Wednesday, December 29, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: East Lawn Elk Grove; 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove CA 95624-9509
When: Thursday, December 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, 8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove CA 95624-9509
The family has requested that any donations go to:
Firefighters Burn Institute; 3101 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, California, 95820
Courage Be To You; 3031 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 2, #433, Rocklin, CA 95765

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