Thursday, November 1, 2012

Daniel Phillip Yonan, BHS 1973

Daniel Phillip Yonan, BHS 1973


Firefighters from all over the Los Angeles area will come to Burbank on Monday to mourn firefighter Dan Yonan, who died this week of a heart attack at age 43. Yonan, who had been on the Burbank force since 1981 and worked as a paramedic died at his Santa Clarita home on Tuesday, said Burbank fire marshal Dan Forbes.

The father of four was described by colleagues as a passionate firefighter and family man. ``Once he got going, on anything, there was no stopping him,'' said Jeff Howe of Burbank Fire Station 11.

The memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Bible Church in Burbank will be followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Hollywood Hills. The turnout is expected to be large, with firefighters from at least 12 departments planning to attend the service, Forbes said. Anticipating a long funeral cortege, motor officers from the Glendale and Burbank police departments will control traffic.

Before Yonan joined the Burbank Fire Department in 1981, he worked for the city's public service and parks and recreation departments for about six years, Howe said. Yonan became a paramedic in 1988, Howe said. The 18-year veteran was at home in his garage Tuesday when he went into cardiac arrest ``It was a great shock to everybody,'' Howe said.

There will be a viewing Sunday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old North Church at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Dan Yonan Children's Trust, account No. 17474, Burbank City Employees Federal Credit Union, 1800 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506.

Daily News 1999

NOTE: His heart attack was determined as work related so Daniel is one of two Burbank firefighters listed  on the California State Fallen Fighters Memorial at the California State Capital.

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