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LODD: Chula Vista Fire Investigator Samuel Escalante

Escalante_SamChula Vista Firefighters Local 2180 is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Fire Investigator Samuel Escalante. Escalante died from a job-related heart attack at the age of 43.

Samuel Escalante began work with the City of Chula Vista Fire Department in February of 2006 as the city's first Fire Prevention Engineer. Prior to joining Chula Vista, he was a Fire Protection Engineer in the Navy. Sam was highly technical and very thorough. Besides being the Fire Department’s “go to” for highly technical life safety questions, Sam also was a manager within the Fire Prevention Division.

Memorial Services: Funeral services honoring Samuel Escalante will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Glen Abbey Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA.

Remembrances. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 2180, P.O. Box 697, Chula Vista, CA 91910.