Fire Buyer magazine are saddened to hear of Fire Engineering Editor and Educational Director for FDIC Chief Bobby Halton’s passing, and express our condolences to his loved ones.
According to Fire Engineering, Chief Halton passed away at his home in Oklahoma on 19 December, 2022, and had served as the magazine’s Editor for the last 18 years. Well wishes flooded in, to say goodbye to a man who had been truly influential and instrumental in the fire industry.
According to Fire Engineering magazine:
“There will never be another Bobby Halton. He defied the odds with cancer and lived his life to the fullest. His passion for history, his love for America, and his understanding of the fire service made him an incredible voice for our profession. He was a trusted friend and mentor who has been a major part of my life for the past 20 years. Working directly with him full-time for the past 5 months has been a blessing that I will treasure forever. His life was service. I will miss you my friend,” said Chief (Ret) David Rhodes, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, Content Strategist Clarion Events.
“Bobby Halton represented the core essence of the fire service. Working with him for years on Fire Engineering magazine, FDIC, and other projects, I witnessed his unwavering devotion and love for firefighters. He always kept firefighters as his focus and mission, making sure that they received the best training possible. He wove his editorials into philosophical motivators for many readers, encouraging them to think and act. Bobby was a unique firefighter who touched many lives His presence will be sorely missed at Fire Engineering, FDIC, and in the fire service itself,” said Glenn Corbett, Technical Editor, Fire Engineering.
We wish Chief Halton’s friends and family all the best and say goodbye to someone who touched the fire industry and left an impression on us all.
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