Wednesday, September 4, 2013
SBFD: Retired San Bernardino City Firefighter Norm Walters Memorial Service #CaFire
Norm Walters, a retired San Bernardino City Firefighter, passed away at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta California on August 28, 2013 due to complications caused by cancer.
Norm Walters grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where he attended Smart Pope Livingston Elementary School and graduated from Rivault High School. After graduating from high school Norm went on to Jr. College and worked briefly for Sears and UPS in Florida.
In 1980 Norman came to California to visit his sister Linda. After a short time Norman decided to take up permanent residence on the west coast. Continuing his education at Victor Valley College, Norman completed his Emergency Medical Technician training and began his path towards a fire service career. While attending classes in the high desert, he joined the Victorville Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter.
Norm joined the San Bernardino City Fire Department in 1983. The following year he completed the Paramedic program at Crafton Hills College, where he also earned his Associates Degree in the Arts. In addition to serving the citizens of San Bernardino as a Firefighter and Paramedic, Norm furthered his education in the medical field by graduating from the College of the Desert’s Nursing program. He humbly worked for the California State prison systems as a Registered Nurse.
Norman Walters served the San Bernardino Fire Department for over 27 years, retiring in December of 2010. During that time he received numerous accommodation letters from both the department and citizens. Firefighter Walters earned the fire department’s “Distinguished Service Award” for courageous acts on emergency incidents in 1988 and 2002.
Norm will be remembered for his great sense of pride serving as a San Bernardino City Firefighter and his compassion for those in need. He was known for his humility, subtle humor and extremely high level of intelligence.
His sisters - Irma Walters, Linda Ballentine and adored nephew Marcus Walters, survive Norman.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at The Rock Church in San Bernardino at 10am. The San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 891 Honor Guard and Pipes and Drum Corps will honor Norman and his family at the ceremony.
****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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