A native San Diegan, David joined the San Diego City Fire Department in 1971 and served for 32 years. During his career, he received many awards from the VFW, American Legion, City and County of San Diego, California State Assembly and United States Congress. In 1982, he founded a consulting business to provide fire, disaster and CPR training to over 60 assisted living and long term care facilities. He also served as president of his community Fire Safe Council from 2002 – 2012. David loved people, his firefighter family, camping and traveling. Most of all, he loved his family. David lost his battle with job-related cancer in 2012.
David M. Duke
- San Diego
- July 25, 2012
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