Contra Costa County Fire
Captain Ferrante began his career as a fire fighter with the Pittsburg Fire Department, September 1973. When John became a Captain in the fire service it was one of the proudest days of his life. He was a great leader, teacher, problem solver, and earned the respect of his crew. His goal was teaching his crew all they needed to know in order to keep them safe and get the job done. All of John’s family is very proud of him. He was a brave fire fighter and the courage he displayed during his illness, still helps his family cope with this terrible loss. (Submitted by the Ferrante Family for the 2009 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial).