Columbia Fire Deptartment announces passing of battalion chief after brief illness

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Columbia-Richland Fire Department announced that Battalion Chief Joseph Casey Desso passed away Monday night after a brief illness.

Battalion Chief Joseph Casey Desso

Battalion Chief Joseph Casey Desso
Source: @ColaFire – Twitter

The fire department says Battalion Chief Desso began his career with CRFD in 1997, and he was promoted to battalion chief in 2017. CRFD says that while Desso was a fire captain in 2016, he and members of his crew were recognized for their efforts in rescuing someone trapped in a burning structure.

The fire department says “Chief Desso’s dedication and service to our community will never be forgotten. Details on funeral services to honor his life will be announced at a later date.”

CRFD thanks the community for its sympathy to Battalion Chief Desso’s friends and family.

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