DFW Firefighter Dies on Christmas Eve


Firefighter Jon Webb | Image by City of Hurst/Twitter

On Christmas Eve, Hurst firefighter and paramedic Jon Webb passed away at his home.

The Hurst Fire Department announced Webb’s passing in a press release dated December 27.

“Firefighter Webb was one of the most knowledgeable firefighters you will ever know. His love for the job and service to the community exceeded his knowledge,” Fire Chief David Palla said. “We are all grieving the loss of our brother and lifting up his family during this incredibly painful time.”

Webb is survived by his wife and two older stepsons, according to a public information release from the Hurst Fire Department.

The specific circumstances of Webb’s passing and the cause of his death have not been made publicly available.

Webb served as a devoted member of the Hurst Fire Department for 10 years. Between June 2003 and October 2009, Webb served as a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Highland Village. From September 2005 to December 2012, he worked as an engineer paramedic for the City of Kennedale.

Webb was an independent distributor for Advocare since November 2011. In March 2010, he became the sole owner of the Alliance Fence Company in Justin, Texas. Alliance Fence Co. was created by firefighters and is still owned and run by off-duty firefighters.

The family will release Jon Webb’s obituary. Details of his funeral arrangements will be provided when they are available, according to the Hurst Fire Department’s announcement.

The City of Hurst tweeted its condolences after Webb’s passing: “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Hurst Fire Department announces that Firefighter Jon Webb tragically passed away at his home on December 24.”

The city added, “Firefighter Webb was a devoted member of the department and served alongside us courageously for ten years.”

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