Orange County Captain Thor Swanson was helping kids almost from the time he was a kid himself. For 35 of his 51 years on earth, Thor gave of his time and energy as a counselor, advisor and friend at camps for young people. He served with distinction as a firefighter for 27 years, first with CDF and then, from 1980 forward, with Orange County. Saving lives was a big part of his career – for over 20 years, Thor was a paramedic as well as a firefighter, and his last assignment was as a Paramedic/Captain at a station in Dana Point.
- Orange County
- June 24, 2006
On the Memorial
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