With a heavy heart, the Lakeside Fire Protection District and Lakeside Firefighters Local 4488 are making notification of the tragic passing of Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Cano on July 8, 2021. Anthony has been a part of our organization for almost five years; his bright presence on his fellow firefighters and the community he served will truly be missed.
All of us at the Lakeside Fire Protection District are deeply affected by the sudden and unexpected loss of Anthony. We are keeping in close contact with his family and showing them the support they need during this time.
The Lakeside Fire Protection District and Lakeside Firefighters Local 4488 hosted a celebration of life for Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Cano on July 31, 2021 at Sonrise Church. There was a tremendous show of support from fellow agencies and the community. We would like to thank everyone for their attendance and the individuals and organizations that helped coordinate the event.
Anthony Cano was raised in Lake Elsinore, CA, and dreamed from a young age about being a firefighter. His passion for service led him to paramedic school at the Moreno Valley College Paramedic Program. After paramedic school, Anthony worked for AMR in Riverside County while he continued his fire service education. Just under five years ago, Anthony landed his dream job of becoming a firefighter paramedic with the Lakeside Fire Protection District. In his time here, he has been an active member of the fire family and excelled as a compassionate firefighter/paramedic who truly put others first.
Anthony leaves behind a family of loved ones, primarily his two beautiful children who have lost the hero in their lives. He spent his time with his family as an engaged father. Anthony helped introduce his children to his passion for travel, visiting Europe, Japan, and Mexico. His children, ages 7 and 2, have not only lost their hero and their father, but they have also lost the primary provider for their family.