FIrefighter III – Fire Station 12
07/16/2000 – FS12
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Richard Watters says
I worked with Ron at FS 26 for about a year and a half. Solid F/F and a great cook, I would have stayed there a lot longer, but got “Drafted” to Special duty.
Waldie Brangham says
F.S. 45 “B” Platoon was my 2nd assignment on Probation 1976. Ron was one of the firemen on the “A”
I loved working SOD on the “A”. Ron was an awesome “P.C”, never needed a list to go shopping. I think both meals only cost $3.00 back then.
Ron was a career “Tailboard Fireman” and taught me a lot about being on the end of a line.
Jack "Ed" Sandell says
Ron was a respected member of our “class of 1971”. I was a young and stupid 22 year old in the drill tower, and I looked up to the older and more mature firemen candidates like Ron. After a few years on the job I transferred back down south to Batt 3. Ron was still in his 3rd assignment (FS 45). He was definitely NOT one of those suitcase firemen! I never got to work with Ron in the field…but I bet he was good. My condolences to the Mihld family. “Ed” Sandell “class of 71”
Don Gross says
Where did the yrs go Ron !
I Did not see you much ,
after The FD
went to a 4 man triple, I was shipped to the harbor ,
in 76 0r 77 ….
yrs wet by so fast !!!
see ya down the road …….
don, …. class of 12/71
Chuck Ruddell says
I was a young A/O when I transferred into 26’s when I met Ron,
As the PC, ( “6 Bucks all Day-*including dessert) Ron earned the position on the Light Force as the permanent “Inside Man. As a result of us both being on the truck every shift, I had the incredible opportunity to learn from
extremely talented, experienced, yet humble man.
Ron, Thank You!
Thank You for teaching so many young men what it takes to become an Excellent Firefighter.
Rest In Peace my Friend.
To the Mihld Family, my deepest condolences.
Chris Hare says
I worked on another shift at 26’s with Ron and what a treat. He was a guy that you build your crew around. He was one of the few “Permanent Engine” Firemen around. Loved Engine ops at fires and did not transition to the Truck during the increased call load of tiered responses. A lot of guys whined their way to the Truck, not earning the move. Ron stayed put and showed a great example. He enjoyed cooking and really took care of the crew, cooking the traditional way of low cost and using lots of house dues. When his garden grew in at home he brought stuff in to make gallons of salsa. We would get chips and taquitos from Chabilitas, next door, and sing the praises of Ron Mihld. Rest in Peace Ron. It was a pleasure.