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The Ebbetts Pass,Menlo Park and San Mateo County Firefighters are saddened to announce the passing of Retired Assistant Chief Brian Dickson from job related cancer that he fought since 2011.

Brian started his fire service career with Cal Fire in 1977, was later hired with Menlo Park Fire District in 1979 where he worked until accepting a position with Ebbetts Pass Fire District as Assistant Fire Chief in 2005.

One of Brian’s greatest professional accomplishments and lasting legacies was bringing paramedicine to Menlo Park FD and helping to launch the countywide paramedic engine company program.

Brian’s passions included his family, the San Jose Sharks hockey and playing soccer every year at the Firefighters Olympics.

Brian is survived by his wife Anne and his sons Gordon and Sean.

Brian was a good boss who led from the front, a mentor and an unconditional friend you could count on. He embodied integrity, passion, humor and kindness which allowed him to create enduring friendships throughout his whole life wherever he went.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests consideration of contributions be made in memory of Brian Dickson to Utica College, and be designated to support Men's Hockey. Contributions can be sent via U.S. Mail to

Utica College , Office of Advancement
1600 Burrstone Road,
Utica, NY 13502

or via a credit card online at
www.utica.edu/donate
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The Ebbetts Pass,Menlo Park and San Mateo County Firefighters are saddened to announce the passing of Retired Assistant Chief Brian Dickson from job related cancer that he fought since 2011. 
 
Brian started his fire service career with Cal Fire in 1977, was later hired with Menlo Park Fire District in 1979 where he worked until accepting a position with Ebbetts Pass Fire District as Assistant Fire Chief in 2005.
 
One of Brian’s greatest professional accomplishments and lasting legacies was bringing paramedicine to Menlo Park FD and helping to launch the countywide paramedic engine company program.  
 
Brian’s passions included his family, the San Jose Sharks hockey and playing soccer every year at the Firefighters Olympics.
 
Brian is survived by his wife Anne and his sons Gordon and Sean.
 
Brian was a good boss who led from the front, a mentor and an unconditional friend you could count on.  He embodied integrity, passion, humor and kindness which allowed him to create enduring friendships throughout his whole life wherever he went.  
 
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests consideration of contributions be made in memory of Brian Dickson to Utica College, and be designated to support Mens Hockey. Contributions can be sent via U.S. Mail to 

Utica College , Office of Advancement
1600 Burrstone Road, 
Utica, NY 13502 

or via a credit card online at
www.utica.edu/donate

 

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RIP Brian. I remember when you first started with Menlo Park Fire and all the crazy calls we went on together. You were a great guy with a huge heart. So saddened to hear about your passing. My condolences to your family. Rest easy now you can live your eternal life without pain and stress.

So sad to hear. Thanks for all the great FF Olympic memories brother.

So sorry to hear! Prayers to you and your family!💕

Oh Brian ! I will always treasure our working together and always remember your passion for the fire service and love for EMS ! RIP my friend!

Thank you Brian for all you did and R.I.P, you will be missed but never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to Anne and the boys, he will still be with you in your hearts.❤️🙏

Thank you Brian for your many years of service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Anne, Gordon and Sean.🙏🏻

So sad to hear of Brian's passing. He was such a great man. I started my FD career in MP and he was such a great mentor. We also share several FF Olympic Soccer medals from the 90's. He will be forever the "Team Mom" 😁 He was the glue on the Gold medal team. Godspeed my friend...you will be missed greatly.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anne, Gordon & Sean Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time . We have pleasant memories seeing Brian and Anne walking the family dog around town . Gordon playing soccer with my son Brandon and Sean playing baseball with my son Austin RIP Chief Brian Dickson you will be missed but never forgotten

Saddened to hear this troubling news. Condolences and best wishes to family and friends during this difficult time. It was my honor and privilege to have been able to work together in the past.

Thoughts and prayers from my family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rest easy Brian. It was a pleasure to work with you and I enjoyed our golf games! You’ve left a great mark in the world of EMS. My condolences to Anne, the boys, and my fellow brothers and sisters in blue. We lost a good one, God has a grand new angel.

May God give both his own Family and his Family in the Fire Dept., the Blessings, Courage and Strength they will need in the coming days...

Aw, Anne, this was a beautiful honoring of Brian and his inspiring life. Where words of comfort fall short, I envelope you and the boys with an endless source of love.. from the entire Zuccaro family.

Thank you for your service Sir. Rest In Peace. May God grant all his loved ones peace and comfort.😢🙏🌹🇺🇸👨‍🚒💙

Brian was a wonderful person. My love and prayers go out to Anne, Gordon, and Sean. ❤️

RIP Brian and my condolences to the Dickson Family and to all at Menlo Fire. A very sad day😞

So sad to hear. Condolences to the Dickson family, as well as Menlo Park Fire and Local 2400 family!

Condolences thoughts and prayers to Brian's family and friends

I remember Brian when he was a rookie firefighter working with my Dad, and when he came to MVFD to speak about paramedics in the fire service. RIP Brian, great guy!

We will miss you. Sending love and prayers to family. ❤️🌹

Brian, you made a wonderful difference in this world and touched so many lives in a positive way. RIP!!

Very sad news I had the privilege of working for him for a short period at Ebbetts pass. Rip sir you will will be missed.

I remember him well while I worked at Woodside. He was always nice never had an attitude and a pleasure to be around. God bless him and his family.

Brian was a wonderful man and father. My thoughts and prayers are with the Dickson family. ❤️

Our condolences to the Dickson Family...

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