|Fire Captain Patrick Caprino
Pat Caprino's Obituary
Funeral Service for Fire Captain Patrick Caprino
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Place: West Salem Four Square Church
Address: 3094 Gehlar Road NW, Salem, OR 97304
Salem Fire Personnel Attire:
ALL personnel will wear their class "B" short sleeve house uniform.
Personnel directly involved in the service will be in class "A" uniforms
This info and details can be found on the Members site on the President's Page.
Outside Agency Attire: All uniformed personnel are requested to wear their department class "A" dress uniform or duty uniform. Mourning bands should be worn over badges.
Uniformed Personnel: All uniformed personnel are requested to arrive at the facility no later than 12:30pm; there are several procedural issues that need to be addressed prior to the service. There will be a designated personnel staging area on arrival.
Apparatus: Salem Fire will provide a single engine for the service; no additional apparatus are requested as there will be no processional.
Parking: Parking attendants, or signs, will provide direction upon arrival at facility.
Directions: Following is a link. Personnel are asked to carpool due to the limited parking at the facility.
Espressions of Sympathy: The Caprino family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Patrick Caprino Memorial Fund, at any US Bank location.
ONLINE GUESTBOOK: Please feel free to leave messages to Pat and the Caprino family at his online guestbook. His family and children thank you. Link: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/statesmanjournal/guestbook.aspx?n=patrick-caprino&pid=160616827&cid=full
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Reception: Reception immediately following the service.
October 20, 2012. For more information contact:
Deputy Chief of Fire & Life Safety, Jim Stewart 503-589-2130
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Passing of Pat Caprino
The Salem Fire Department family has suffered a great loss today. Patrick Caprino, an active duty firefighter with Salem Fire, died suddenly this morning after being transported to the hospital from his home.
Captain Caprino began his career with the Salem Fire Department in June of 1995 and was an integral member of the department. He has served in the capacities of firefighter/paramedic, Engineer, and Captain, as well as his most recent appointment as an Acting Battalion Chief. Captain Caprino was also highly skilled in technical rescue and was a team member and trainer in many of the department’s special rescue teams.
The fire department has assembled a team that is working with Pat’s family to provide support. Members of the department’s peer support team are also working with Salem Fire personnel during this difficult time. Chief Niblock stated “we are working to coordinate efforts, being sensitive to the needs of Pat’s grieving family.” Chief Niblock also noted that the fire department is a family and this loss is felt deeply by department personnel. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s family” he added.
More information regarding services will be released as it becomes available.