"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
This week we are featuring the Biography of Edward Wallace Bent (1917-2012). Chief Ronny J. Coleman has authored and shared with us several articles on Ed's legacy, including the explanation of Ed's impact on California State Fire Training and Education.
Ask any young firefighter today who Ed Bent was, and I doubt they'll know. This is one of the many reasons we seek to preserve and share our fire service history. As you'll read in Ronny's narrative, Ed was perhaps the most important person in the creation and evolution of what is today the California Fire Service Training & Education System (CFSTES). His influence was especially strong in Northern California, as Ronny shares.
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