When Jonathan Upton was looking for a mentor after joining the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, he found one in Jonathan French.
“Whenever I had a question, he would answer it to his best,” Upton wrote in an email. “He was one heck of a firefighter. If you had a question about firefighting, he was the man to ask.”
Upton and French became friends about three years ago. Volunteering for the fire department was at the heart of that bond.
“He loved firefighting,” Upton said.