In Memory
1957 - 1998

Firefighter Jack Hagberg

Jack Hagberg was a firefighter / member of Ladder54 for many years and in the fire service for 25 years. One afternoon while overhauling a house fire, Jack became very tired and weak. In the days that followed he had medical tests done to try and find out what was wrong. The tests eventually uncovered leukemia. Jack went through a series of leukemia treatments over the months and it appeared he had beaten the cancer. He was scheduled to return to light-duty to prepare for coming back on shift at truck company 54 when he developed a fever. This progressed and on February 20th, 1998 Jack succumbed to the disease.

Memorial  that hangs in Station 54

It is with deep regret that our friend is no longer with us. We all have fond memories of Jack in the fire station, on fire and EMS calls, and everywhere else in between. And, like most firefighters, we all recall the humerous tales and occassions we had with Jack. He was a unique person and a real character. We will miss him dearly. He was a dedicated father, friend, and brother firefighter.

Jack's fire service burial

This webpage is a memorial for Jack Hagberg from all of his friends on ladder
You will never be forgotten.


54 firefighters carrying jack's casket at his funeral

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