Bobby Halton Death, Obituary – Bobby Halton has sadly passed away unexpectedly with loved ones, family and the entire community left heartbroken and in grievance, according to an online publication. The family of Fire Engineering/FDIC International and Clarion Events is deeply saddened to announce the untimely loss of Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton, who served as the editor in chief of Fire Engineering and the Educational Director for FDIC. On the evening of Monday, December 19, 2022, Chief Halton died away while he was at his house in Oklahoma.
During the past 18 years, Halton has worked with us as our editor. Halton served as the leader of the editing staff and was instrumental in making the FDIC the most successful and well-attended fire service instructional conference in the history of the globe. “The untimely and unexpected demise of Bobby has left us in utter disbelief. Bobby had a personality that was larger than life, and he devoted his life to serving God, his family, and the fire department. Bobby dedicated his whole life to helping other people, and the influence he had on Clarion Fire & Rescue, where he served as Vice President of Education and Training, was a source of immense pleasure and personal obligation for him.
The Clarion family and the fire service have suffered a significant loss as a result of this. Eric Schlett, Executive Vice President of Clarion Events – Fire & Rescue, sent his sincere sympathies to Marcia, Dean, Ryan, and Evan, as well as the rest of the Halton family, during this trying time. Chief Bobby Halton was a true New Yorker through and through. He started his firefighting career with the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Fire Department as a structure firefighter and worked his way up through the ranks to become the chief of training. Halton served as the chief of operations at Albuquerque right up until the year 2004, when he retired. After that, he took over as chief of the fire department in Coppell (Texas).
After accepting the position as editor in chief of Fire Engineering, Halton resigned from his position at Coppell. There isn’t going to be somebody like Bobby Halton ever again. He fought the odds of cancer and lived his life to the absolute maximum despite having the disease. Because of his amazing knowledge of the fire service, his love for the United States of America, and his enthusiasm for history, he was an incredible advocate for our profession. Bobby was a one-of-a-kind firefighter who had an impact on many people’s lives. His presence will be much missed at Fire Engineering, the FDIC, and across the fire service as a whole.
The Technical Editor of Fire Engineering is Glenn Corbett. “Bobby had such a significant place in each of our lives. He has a great deal of talent and enthusiasm. Everyone he comes in contact with becomes not just a better fire officer, but also a better person overall. He has been such an important figure in my life for so many years. I have no doubt that he would want us to carry on and make it a priority to continue improving ourselves and one another each and every day. Technical Editor, Fire Engineering, and Department Captain Bill Gustin of the Miami Dade Fire Department