David Gehling, Fire Captain

Contra Costa County Fire

Capt. Gehling served his community for more than 33 years as a fire fighter, Captain and paramedic, serving the last 27 years with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. After a very short retirement, he volunteered as a Training Chief for River Delta Fire District. He also enjoyed being a member of Mt. Diablo Firefighters Golf Association, coaching and umpiring baseball for East County Little League and participating in Bikes for Tykes. He will always be remembered for his huge smile and his undying commitment to make his Department a better place, to make those around him better and to strive to improve his own skills. His energy and excitement cannot be replaced. (Submitted by the Gehling Family for the 2009 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial).