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Jerry Lee Broadwell


Captain Jerry Lee Broadwell

Jerry Lee Broadwell is Arcadia's first firefighter to have lost his life in the line of duty.  Captain Broadwell died on August 22, 1975 due to complications resulting from extensive burns that he suffered as the roof of a burning building collapsed underneath him during a structure fire at 333 N. Santa Anita Ave.  Because of Captain Broadwell’s devotion to children and his belief in education, his fellow firefighters and grateful friends in the community dedicated the Children’s Reading Room of the Arcadia Public Library as a living memorial to him. 

Jerry Lee Broadwell was not only dedicated to serving this city, but he was also dedicated to the education of its citizens.  Because of Captain Broadwell’s devotion to children and his strong beliefs in education the Arcadia Firefighter’s Association has established an annual scholarship in his name.  The Jerry Lee Broadwell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Arcadia High School Senior in the amount of $1,000.  It is our desire, that through this scholarship, the legacy that Jerry Broadwell has left with us will be continued into the future.


Andy Troncale

         Following a valiant battle, Andy succumbed to the effects of job related cancer on January 23, 2012 at the age of 52.  Andy served the citizens of Arcadia with honor and distinction for nearly 30 years.   He retired from the Arcadia Fire Department in 2009 after being diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer.

        Andy loved the fire service.  He began his career as an explorer with Los Angeles County Fire Department.  Andy also worked for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) prior to being hired by Arcadia Fire Department in 1979.  As a senior Captain, he embodied the finest qualities of a true firefighter.  Always an example, Andy received several awards during his career, including the City of Arcadia Exceptional Service Award and Arcadia Fire Department Firefighter of the Year.


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