In the life of Captain Joseph Wood, family, the fire department, and friends was the order of business – he was known to always take care of business. He was a mentor to other members of the fire service not only in the United States, but also South America. After being introduced to the local firemen in Argentina, Joe took it upon himself to educate and assist these untrained young firemen. He would even go as far as gather up old turnouts to be sent across the seas to these local firefighters. He served as an excellent son, brother, and husband to all who knew him. He lost the battle to pulmonary fibrosis in 2005.
Joseph E. Wood
- December 18, 2005
On the Memorial
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