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With a long history of service and distinction, we dedicate this section of our website to honor the brave people who served in years past and remember the stories and dedication that spotlights the organization’s history.

Joshua Van Richardson
Josh Richardson served the Golden Valley Fire Department for over 14 years from 2006 to 2019. His impact and influence will be felt for decades to come. As a 7-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a dedicated husband to his devoted wife, Christine, and father of two amazing children (Kaden and Emma) – Josh is now home with the Lord and his life and memory has made an overwhelming impact on every Golden Valley firefighter and the community he served now and forever.

Below are a few of the news stories honoring Josh, his family and his service: