Probationary Firefighter Joshua Eugin, age 36, of the Saint David Fire District, died on October 17, 2018, after collapsing during a training drill. Our department lost one its most dedicated members that night.
Josh had served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was no stranger to hard work. He gave everything he had to the department and to people that took the time to know him. On calls and at training, he was always ready for his next assignment.
Off-duty, he was reading fire texts and looking for videos that he could learn from, hiking in the desert with his service dog, Salty, or volunteering his time in disaster zones with the Patriot Emergency Response Team.
Josh was a great friend and was 6’ 7” of pure heart. He reminds us of what it means to be selfless, determined and dedicated.
Josh left behind his fiancee, Chelsea; her daughter, Addy; his father, Bob; and his partner-in-crime, Salty.
Even though he’s left us, he’s not really gone, at least not to us. When the tones go out, we can still catch a glimpse of him, standing next to the flag pole, waiting to get on the truck.