On Christmas day the department and community lost a good man, husband and father when Fire Fighter Joe Betancourt passed from a medical emergency. With his long time serving our community and being one of the preeminent Chauffer’s in the department, Joe was a large man with an even bigger heart. Through his quiet demeanor and personality Joe spoke volumes when he did talk, but more often with his actions and dependability. A large void is left in the department with his passing. Please keep the Betancourt family, his son Anthony also a SFD Fire Fighter and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Arrangements are pending and will be posted when known.