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Fundraiser Established for Family of Fallen Emeryville Station 34 Firefighter Eric Mikel

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The Alameda County Fire Department announced the sudden passing of one their own on Sunday. 14 year veteran Eric Mikel passed away while off duty last Monday, June 24th in Richmond. He was 48 years old.

“Alameda County Fire Fighters Association Local 55 are deeply saddened to announce the off-duty death of Firefighter Eric Mikel,” the department announced through Social Media. “Firefighter Mikel was a valued member of our organization and will be missed.”

Mikel joined the ACFD in 2005 and was most recently assigned to Emeryville Station 34 on Powell Street.

The ACFD expressed their gratitude to the Richmond Police and Fire Departments for their efforts to assist Mikel. They also expressed their condolences to Mikel’s family. “ACFD Chief David Rocha and the men and women of the Department extend their sincerest condolences to his family during this devastating and challenging time.”

A GoFundMe campaign is targeting $20,000 to assist Mikel’s family.

Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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