The St. Marys Fire Department is mourning the loss of a firefighter who died over the weekend during his first shift on duty.
Firefighter Efren Medina, who was newly hired, died while on duty Saturday morning, according to a message posted on the fire department’s official page. The circumstances of his death weren’t immediately clear.
In a follow-up Facebook post, the fire department announced that a service will be held for Medina at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys. “Journey well, our brother,” the post said in part.
Family, friends and coworkers will gather at 3 p.m. Thursday at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys for a visitation/celebration of life.