SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego Brand staff and staff mourn the loss of a fellow firefighter who died of COVID-19 complications.
Nickolas Ramirez, who was also a paramedic for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, died at a hospital Wednesday, Feb. 16, the department said in a Facebook post Friday afternoon. It is said that Ramirez was surrounded by his wife and daughters in his last moments.
We are devastated to announce that one of our own has passed away.
Nick joined the SD Fire-Rescue Dept. in May 2003 and graduated from the 60th Basic Fire Academy. He was a firefighter / paramedic and worked at stations 10, 23 and 34. In 2014, Nick was promoted to deputy fire chief in the Community Risk Reduction Division, which was his most recent assignment.
Nick was one of the most gracious firefighters. He was a family man who adored his wife and two daughters. His family became part of the SDFD fire family and was heavily involved in departmental and social activities. Ramirez loved the fire department and was an excellent paramedic.
He took his responsibility for patient care very seriously and exhibited an exceptional work ethic. He treated each patient as if they were a member of his own family. His compassion knew no bounds, both with his fire family and his patients. “
Nick had a lightning fast wit and made those around him laugh constantly. He always walked into a room with a smile and never left without leaving smiles on the faces of others.
Please keep the Ramirez and SDFD family in your thoughts and prayers.