Retired Redlands Fire Captain and Wife Killed in Traffic Accident

Redlands Fire Capt. Darrell Feuerhahn and his wife Debbie were killed Friday night in a traffic accident on Highway 62.

Below is a statement released this morning by Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier:

It is with great sadness that I must regretfully inform you of the untimely passing of Retired Redlands Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn and his wife Debbie. They were involved in a traffic accident at Highway 62 and Mile Marker 87, shortly before noon October 10, 2008. Captain Feuerhahn was 52 years old and his wife Debbie was 54.

Captain Feuerhahn proudly served the Redlands Fire Department for 26 years, and had most recently retired on September 7, 2008. He was a founding instructor in the multi-agency truck company academy and accomplished instructor in the fields of confined space, trench, and elecator rescue. In addition to his fire service contributions, he was a third degree black belt and a martial arts instructor.

He and his wife were residents of Yucaipa. They are survived by their son Darrell Jr., daughter Stephanie, his brothers Robert, Karl, and Eric; and four year old twin granddaughters, Harley and Kiera. Darrell Jr. is a firefighter for the San Bernardino County Fire Department and is assigned to Fire Station 2.

Information on memorial services will follow as soon as it becomes available.

On behalf of the entire Redlands Fire Department and the City of Redlands, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to all of Captain Feuerhahn and Debbie’s family and friends.

Jeff L. Frazier

Fire Chief

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