Who is Efren Medina? Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Firefighter Dies 1st Day Of His Job Full Details, GoFundMe Campaign

Efren Medina Bio/Wiki

According to department officials, a young Georgia firefighter named Efren Medina died in his sleep during his first shift on the job.

Credit: St. Marys Fire Department

Efren Medina, a firefighter with the St. Marys Fire Department in southeast Georgia, died early Saturday while on his first tour of duty, the department reported Monday.

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Posted by St. Marys Fire Department on Tuesday, 20 April 2021

 

Age

He was 20 years old.

Firefighter Dies 1st Day Of His Job Full Details

A statement on Facebook read, “On Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, St. Marys Fire Department Firefighter Efren Medina passed away while on duty.”

“Firefighter Medina was a newly hired firefighter and working his first shift. He was known for his long-time passion for firefighting and his love of the fire service.”

On Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, St. Marys Fire Department Firefighter Efren Medina passed away while on duty. …

Posted by St. Marys Fire Department on Monday, 19 April 2021

 

Medina, who was “eager” to begin his new career, died in his sleep after responding to an overnight call, according to Chief Tom Lackner of the St. Marys Fire Department.

After returning to the fire department at 3:30 a.m. and waking up later that morning, colleagues discovered him unresponsive, according to the president. Lackner told the station, “A 20-year-old shouldn’t be going,”

“You never think that somebody 20 years old isn’t going to wake up from their sleep.”

Prior to his hiring, Medina reportedly passed physical and agility examinations. According to First Coast News, a medical examiner would assess his cause of death, which was still pending as of Tuesday.

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According to the US Fire Administration, Medina was working a 24-hour shift when he died. Officials said the inquiry into the incident is still underway.

Wife

According to an online fundraiser set up in his honor, Medina is survived by his wife.

An organizer wrote, “Efren was a wonderful brother, son, husband and friend to all,”

“He was very caring, cheerful and hardworking … We are absolutely devastated by Efren’s passing and are struggling to find the funds to support his wife, Brittany Vasquez, in paying the cost of the service, flights and any other unexpected costs.”

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