Captain Ed Barnes retires from Shoreline Fire after 34 years

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Shoreline Fire Captain Ed Barnes
retires after 34 years on the job

On December 15, 2019 Captain Ed Barnes will work his last shift of an over 34 year career as a Shoreline firefighter.
Barnes started his career as a part-time firefighter with Shoreline Fire Department in 1982 and was hired full-time in November 1985.

 In October 1996, he was promoted to the newly created position of Fire Apparatus Technician. 

Two years later, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and spent 10 years in that role. Over the past 13 years, Ed has served as a Captain riding the ladder truck at Station 65. 

Ed was a key player in the development of Shoreline’s Technical Rescue Team and served as the TRT Coordinator for several years.

In May of 2006, Ed received the Chief’s Award for his assistance during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Ed’s passion and commitment to training new firefighters is unparalleled. He has mentored and lead numerous firefighters as a shift officer and while serving in the Department’s Training Division. 

Ed has also spent many years serving on the department safety committee, where his dedication to emergency responder health and safety is second to none. He has been a great role model, father figure, friend, and mentor for decades. Ed’s leadership and mentorship will be missed by us all.



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