Firefighter Daniel Corrigan
March 5, 2015. It is with profound sadness that the Santa Barbara City Fire Department announces the untimely passing of Firefighter Daniel Corrigan. Daniel was found in his private vehicle at Fire Station 8 at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport on Wednesday March 4th at approximately 3:00PM.
Firefighter Corrigan had come to the station to conduct some business when he was apparently stricken with an unknown medical emergency. Fellow on-duty firefighters found Firefighter Corrigan and immediately summoned assistance. It was soon evident that Daniel was deceased and Santa Barbara City Police and County Sheriffs were called to the scene. There was no evidence of foul play. Autopsy results are pending.
Daniel was raised in Hayward California and graduated from California Polytechnic University Pomona, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter, and was hired by the Fresno Fire Department in 2007. He was subsequently hired by the Santa Barbara City Fire Department in April of 2013.
Firefighter Corrigan’s accomplishments and expertise in his field are too vast to list here. Daniel had a bright future ahead of him in a profession he loved.
Daniel Corrigan was 35 years old. He and his fiancée, Sarah Starr, were the parents of a 1 ½ year old son, Jack. A second child is expected later this spring. Daniel is survived by his parents, Anne and John Corrigan, and two sisters, Rosanne Benning and Debora Carlson. His father John is retired from the Alameda County Fire Department.
Daniel was extremely devoted to Sarah, and a dedicated father, friend, and colleague. He was talented, intelligent, kind and possessed a tremendous sense of humor. His passing will be felt deeply by all who knew him.
Services are pending. Please address any messages of condolence to the Corrigan Family, c/o Santa Barbara City Fire Department, 925 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.
Pat McElroy, Fire Chief