Frank Reed, fire captain in the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department, died Oct. 3 in a swimming accident while on vacation in Portugal.
Reed’s survivors include his family and his girlfriend.
Reed, 52, served Tempe for 19 years, and his most recent assignment was with Ladder 276 at Fire Station 6. Reed was instrumental in securing grants for the department, including one from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Plans for a memorial are not yet determined.