SAN BERNARDINO CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT MOURNS THE LOSS OF FIRE CAPTAIN

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It is with great sadness that the San Bernardino Fire Department announces the passing of Fire Captain Creighton (Creig) Nece. Creig was a 19 year veteran of the fire department and died during the morning hours on 3/2/09 while in the hospital recovering from back injuries sustained in an off-road vehicle accident last week.

Creig leaves behind his wife and two adult children. He was so very well respected within the fire service community, but more importantly he was loved and respected as a great man with tremendous integrity and character by all who knew him

Memorial services for Captain Nece are as follows:

  • A “Viewing Ceremony” will be held at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel on March 9th, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. – located at 1299 E. Highland Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92404
  • Memorial Services will be held at “The Packing House” on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 11:00 AM – located at 27165 San Bernardino, Ave Redlands, CA. 92404. Immediately following there will be a procession to Monticeto Memorial Park, located at 24145 Barton Rd. Loma Linda, CA. 92354

Please continue to check back for further updates and you can also find the updated information at www.sbcityfire.blogspot.com

PIO Eric Esquivel, Battalion Chief
San Bernardino Fire Department
909.693.6493
esquivel_er@sbcity.org

2 thoughts on “SAN BERNARDINO CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT MOURNS THE LOSS OF FIRE CAPTAIN”

  1. I have lost a dear friend in Creig. Its been over 30 years since I first met Creig. I have known Creig since we were stationed in the US Army in Gelnhausen, (West) Germany in the 709th MP Batallion, back in 197-77. Creig always spoke highly of “San Berdu” when we were overseas. After the military, even though we lived several states apart, the friendship and bond we had established while in the miltary, carried over into our civilian lives. I will always be grateful for the cards, letters, phone calls, and periodic visits we shared with one another over the years. Creig was always positive, upbeat and quick with the wit. He always had good news to share, whether it was about Cathy, his wife, his children, his siblings, or the next adventure he was going on. And he truly loved life, whether working in the oilfields of Texas, searching for gold, smokejumping in Montana, camping out, making runs for the fire department, Creig was one whose life was not short on adventures. I count him in my top 5 friends of my entire life. Everyone else should be fortunate to have a friend in their lives like Creighton Ferrel Nece. His passing will create a permanent void and he will be sorely missed. Goodbye my friend.

    Robert Hannon
    Plano, Texas

  2. Captain Nece was a very good man. His warm heart and pleasant company will be dearly missed around the San Bernardino Fire Department. Everyone loved Captain Nece. Thank You Creig for all of the kind words, advice, and wonderful humor you brought to many of my days. God Bless you Creig, I will miss you Brother.

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