Rural Metro Fire Captain Scott Ferguson died from a cardiac arrest while on duty Sept. 8. He was 57 and had more than 30 years in the fire service.
“He climbed the ranks here and began as a reserve firefighter. He also worked as an emergency medical technician and worked at all eight fire stations in Pima County. In 1997, he was promoted to fire captain,” Battalion Chief John Walka told Tucson.com.
“Captain Ferguson was probably one of the most caring individuals. He was one of the best teachers and mentors for firefighters,” Walka said. “He had a lot of experience in all phases of fire service, including fighting structure fires, extrication and emergency medical services. He shared his experiences with everyone.”
Before moving to Arizona, he served two years on the Houston Fire Department.
When he wasn’t fighting fire, Ferguson was honing his skill as a musician. He played the guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. One of the bands he played in was with a fellow Rural Metro firefighter.
Services are set for Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Church, 8711 E. Speedway in Tucson. About 200 firefighters are expected.