Firefighter Edward Rondell Bridges
Firefighter Ed Bridges is an inspiration to us all. Please see details below.
Edward Bridges, age 46, of Austin, TX, entered into eternal rest, October 23, 2009. A U.S. Army Veteran, Edward was employed by the City of Austin where he worked as a Firefighter. Preceded in death by his mother Delores Bridges, brother Anthony Dickerson, grandmother Jessie Dickerson, aunt Ginger Simons, and uncle Ferris Dickerson, He is survived by wife, Debbie; sons, Edward, III, and Blake; sister, Monica (Tyrone) Bias; aunt, Sandra (Milford) Hill; sister-in-law, Debbie Dickerson; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Ed’s energy and enthusiasm have touched many, many lives young and old throughout the Austin area. He worked diligently in AFD with everything from encouraging youth to participate in the AFD Explorer Post, and LBJ’s Fire Academy to the coordination of the AFD’s Smoke Alarm Drive and the Fan Drive during Austin’s hot summers, just to name a few. Ed’s hard work even resulted in AFD receiving UT’s “Outstanding Community Partner” award.
Firefighter Ed Bridges was one of Austin’s African-American Firefighters Associations past presidents and continued to help in serving our community through the Association. He served the association well and made major impacts in regards to the goals and objectives. Ed’s passion in working for our youth was from his heart. This was often seen in his positive attitude or in him coming out of his pocket for cost on items that benefited the Austin community. Ed’s positive impact will be missed.