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2017 Robin Pilcher (1970)

 

2017 ROBIN L. PILCHER (1970)

Firefighter, paramedic and first responder

Captain in the Salt Lake United Fire Department where he served for 35 years.

Deputy Fire Marshal of the Salt Lake United Fire Department

Deputy Director of the Salt Lake County Emergency Crew

Member of the Utah Task Force One and was a first responder to Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 as well as Hurricane Rita

Due to the hazardous effects of 9/11, he was later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away just a few months after the diagnosis.

One of his favorite sayings was, “All people are born equal, but a select few become firefighters.”

He was honored as an American hero at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs (2017)

He was honored as an American hero at the memorial at Ground Zero in New York City (2018)

While attending Bingham High School, Robin L. Pilcher participated in wrestling and was a member of the student council.  He was also involved in the Red Cross, Medical Career and Industrial Arts Clubs. He graduated with the Class of 1970. 

Robin worked for the Salt Lake Unified Fire for thirty-five years. He served as a fireman, paramedic, captain, Deputy Fire Marshal and Deputy Director of Salt Lake Country Emergency Crew. He was deployed by Utah Task Force one to Ground Zero for 9/11 as well as Hurricane Rita. Due to the hazardous effects of 9/11, he was later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away a few months later. He was honored on September 15th, 2017, in Colorado Springs at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and will be honored in September 2018 at the memorial at Ground Zero in New York City.

A few of his awards and accomplishments included becoming an Eagle Scout and taking first place in the All-Church Basketball Tournament.  He served an LDS mission in the Alaska/British Columbia Mission from 1971 to 1973.  After retirement, he also served two missions with his wife, Wendy.  The first was to the Heber Valley Girls camp where they helped young women develop in their faith.  The second was a Member Leadership Support mission in the Salt Lake South Mission.

His pride and joy was always his loving wife, Wendy; their four amazing children, and his 13 adorable grandkids. 

One of his favorite sayings was, “All people are born equal, but a select few become firefighters.”  It is a pleasure to award this Pay Dirt Award to an American hero…Robin L. Pilcher. 

 

 

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2017 Robin Pilcher (1970)