William Richard "Dick" Danes 1943 - 2012

William Richard "Dick" Danes
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    • "Dick was one of those people who stayed around for years, helping showing up at
      all the meetings. He would just come in and dedicate that time."
      - Bryan Police Department Public Information Officer Jon Agnew
    • Mr. Danes will be truly missed. He had such a positive attitude and sprit.
      He was always giving me hell about not calling him enough to help with getting
      Tanker 332 back in service. He made this job fun. I had a chance to fight
      some fire with him on May 2. It was that brush fire on Riverstone.
      That was my birthday, I will always remember that day. He was so glad to be able to
      fight some fire and work with the fire hose. He was like a kid in a candy store!
      Those are the kind of fire calls that you will always remember, seeing someone
      enjoying the moment, Being a Firefighter!
      - Greg Janda, Assistant Chief, Brazos County Precinct 3 VFD
    • I knew Dick for many years and he was a great man. I just watched the news story
      tonight about his passing and I am very saddened. Dick had volunteered at
      Disaster City for the last 5 years and he worked for me as a Volunteer Squad
      Officer and Supervisor for countless full-scale exercises, disaster drills,
      and training events. US&R teams from across the country, including TX-TF1
      are a better team and better prepared because of his volunteer efforts at
      Disaster City. He was part of many training events at Disaster City that
      trained hundreds of firefighters from around the world. He was my friend
      and a great man. He optimized the characteristics of selfless service and
      giving back to his community. He will be missed greatly.
      - Brian Smith, Training Manager, TEEX Urban Search & Rescue Program
    • William “Dick” Danes graduated from the CSFD 2010 Citizen’s Fire Academy. With
      College Station Fire Department; Dick has served as a CFA Helper, CART and Rehab
      Team Member. But that is just the tip of the iceberg – Dick volunteered with TEEX,
      Precinct 3 and Emergency Management. Today, as I think about Dick Danes -
      Two thoughts are pervasive:
      • Dick was doing what he loved at a place that he loved, among people that he
        loved and loved him.
      • Knowing how quickly life can change our plans; it’s really, really important
        to show that we care for those around us; and to not leave “things” unsaid.
        Dick showed caring everyday through his actions and volunteerism.

      - Cynthia Giedraitis, College Station Fire Department Community Education


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