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Volunteer firefighter, beloved News Anchor dies during training


A Michigan news anchor and volunteer firefighter died while training over the weekend.

63-year-old Fox 2 News anchor and Milford Firefighter Ron Savage collapsed while training, according to MFD Chief Thomas Moore.

“Ron was a dedicated member of the Milford Fire Department since 2014 and this loss will truly be felt,” Milford Fire Chief Thomas Moore said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Mitzi and son Ronald Jr. as well as to his Fox 2family. Ron’s generosity and his dedication too many community causes touched many. Rest in peace Ron Savage.”

Image credit: iheart Radio
Image credit: iheart Radio

According to his home station, he died of cardiac issues. “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Ron Savage,” General Manager Mike Renda said in a statement. “Ron was a shining example of an individual who gave everything he had to his family, community and to Fox 2. He was a consummate professional serving as both our weekend anchor and late evening reporter. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

A decorated firefighter and EMT, Savage earned two citations during his years at MFD for heroism.

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