Michael Jonasson was a “Jack of all Trades” – firefighter, carpenter, cook. But his life-long passion was teaching. Before the fire service, Michael studied vocational education and spent much of his early career as a training officer. He worked on the hazardous incident team, but left because he wanted to get back on the front lines. There, he continued his role as mentor, leaving his mark on future generations until his death from job-related cancer in 2005.
Michael T. Jonasson
- San Jose
- May 4, 2005
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