Line of Duty Deaths Database

Rick Hawkins
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Name
Rick Hawkins
Local
L2494, Ft. McMurray
Gender
Male
Age
75
District
06
Occupation
Fire Marshal
Type of Duty
Fire Prevention/Inspection
Fatal Injury Cause
Other - Unknown
Nature of Fatal Injury
Other/Miscellaneous - Respiratory Arrest
Date of Death
1/17/2020
Year Placed On Wall
2021
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
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No information available
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Biographical Comments
Rick was born on March 6, 1944, in Epsom, England, to Roy and Rowena Hawkins. He moved from England to Fort McMurray at an early age and spent much of his childhood swimming at the Snye and enjoying his school studies. Rick joined the Fort McMurray Fire Department in 1976 as a firefighter, and became the Region’s first Fire Marshal, serving more than 34 years as a dedicated and proud member. Rick retired in 2003 and spent the following year managing the local St. John Ambulance office, as well as teaching courses through the local department. In his later years, he taught photography and immersed himself into one of the great joys in his life - books. From Shakespeare to World Geographic, he had an interest in all. An active and proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 165, he spent many hours enjoying coffee with friends.
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