David Carrington Creasy, Sr.
Whether on the front lines of fighting fires - earning numerous accolades over his storied career - or as instructor training others, David will be forever remembered as an icon dedicated to the preservation of his community and for his 50 years of service helping to protect the communities about which he so deeply cared.
To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - David’s family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the following
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Unbeknownst to the general public, cancer is the leading cause of death in the firefighter community (14% higher risk than general population), having accounted for 70% of line-of-duty deaths for career firefighters in 2016. Established by Los Angeles County Firefighter Paramedic Michael Dubron, a survivor of stage IV colon cancer, the mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is to help fire/EMS members and their families cope with cancer and to provide occupational-cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide. In addition, FCSN offers free badge-to-badge peer support to fire/EMS members and their immediate families. FCSN’s unique network includes more than 130 volunteer peer-support mentors - nearly all are firefighters and paramedics who are cancer survivors themselves. FCSN’s network also includes mentors for spouses and children.
Donations made in David’s honor will be directed specifically to the regional office that benefits Virginia firefighters.
Old Dominion Firefighters Burn Foundation
Inspired by Dr. Jay Yelon, Director of the Evans-Haynes Burn Center at VCU Medical Center, the Foundation was organized in 1998, and led by a dedicated group of Richmond-metropolitan area firefighters. Through collaboration with area fire departments, healthcare institutions, and other community partners with interests in reducing burn injuries, the Foundation continues its mission of of providing burn prevention education and assisting burn victims, with particular support of the Central Virginia Burn Camp, a free camp in Charlottesville, Virginia, giving juvenile burn survivors an opportunity to gather with peer survivors and to share similar memories and stories of survival.
David was an active part of the Acca Mini Patrol, which helps to raise funds for the Shiner’s Hospitals for Children. Inspired by 3 nobles in 1971, it continues to help children in need and proudly keeps its slogan “Mini Cars Run, So Little Legs Can Walk”.
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