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Lt. Jim Schaefer

Final Honors for Lt. Jim Schaefer
It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the death of one of our Arvada Fire family members, Lieutenant Jim Schaefer. Jim passed away September 10th, 2017 peacefully at home after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. The loss of Jim has a significant impact on us as he served as a member of Arvada Fire for over 20 years. Jim most recently served as Lieutenant at Station 3 on B shift. He had a passion for life and an infectious sense of humor and positive attitude. He loved serving people which was evident in his work as a firefighter with Arvada Fire. He was dedicated to the community he served and was a friend to all and a mentor to many. He was widely respected and will be a tremendous loss to our community, the fire service, his friends and his family. 


Lt. Jim Schaefer was honored at a celebration of life service on September 14th at 10:00 am at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, CO followed by a procession past stations 6, 3 and 4 before ending at the Training Center where a private reception was held.

Arvada Fire would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support during this difficult time. Please continue to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

676 Schaefer

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