Firefighter Ronald Crews, 47, was a 17-year veteran of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue when he succumbed to cancer on October 21, 2003. Ronald was a fire engineer at Fire Station One in downtown Las Vegas, one of the busiest fire stations in the U.S. He was honored during his years of service with an award pertaining to a rescue that he was involved in.
Before becoming a fire fighter he was a pro-football player for the Cleveland Browns after being drafted in 1980. Prior to being drafted, he played and attended UNLV and Notre Dame University. He left behind two sons and his wife of 23 years, Dora. He loved coaching his son’s little league and one year coached them to a championship.