Our condolences to the family and friends of Chief Bobby Halton, who passed away yesterday.

Chief Bobby Halton was a native New Yorker. He began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department and rose through the ranks to include chief of training. Halton was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department. Halton left Coppell to assume the duties as editor in chief of Fire Engineering.

Chief Halton was a graduate of the University of New Mexico, left a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters, was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and has served on several of the National Fire Protection Association technical committees. He was active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives as well as the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. He was a passionate fire service advocate, speaker, author, and friend to so many.

May he Rest in Peace!

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