Bob Guildig Passes away

Sometime before midnight 8-8-2017 Bob Guildig Passed away at the skilled nursing facility he was living at. Bob had battled Alzheimer's and vascular dementia since 6-2012. He was moved from Seattle to Phoenix after complications from an operation for Colon Polyps. He made a good recovery but vascular dementia quickly began to take his mind from him. Dementia took from Bob his vast encyclopedic knowledge of the Phoenix Fire department from 1956 to 1985 (when he moved to Seattle). Towards the end he did not recognize me are anyone else in our family. Throughout his stay in the nursing facility he never lost his snarky attitude, and once asked another resident (while sitting at the dinner table) "Well what do you think? Numbnuts!". His last words were to a nurse on 8-7-2017 "you're a very pretty lady." There will not be a funeral and he will be cremated in his Uniform he made when he lived in Seattle and owned his own fire truck.

He leaves behind 6 children and 7 grand children. 


1st Alarm Working Fire 42nd Street and Mullberry

I saw the smoke from this on the way home from the grocery store, I got there before anyone else and parked in a location away from where they would run a hose from the corner hydrant.

Engine 13 was first due on this fire that started in an empty house under renovation, unknown what the cause was. Fire was still going when I left but the police were on their way and the neighborhood was clogged with cars.


Fire Scene Drawings IX

Last one.
12-17-1961 2nd st., and Dunlap, Phoenix
12-20-1961 3rd st., and Moreland, Phoenix
 12-24-1961 Central and Jackson, Phoenix
 12-28-1962 Myers-Lieber Sign Co. 525 w. Monroe, Phoenix


Fire Scene Drawings VIII

09-16-1961 Central and Hidalgo, Phoenix
 09-24-1961 1st ave and Jackson
 10-07-1961 4th ave and Indian School rd., Phoenix


Fire Scene Drawings VII

09-3-1960 U.S. Salvage, 3rd st. and Henshaw (now Buckeye), Phoenix
09-10-1961 Smith Pipe and Steel, 19th ave and Roosevelt, Phoenix
 09-16-1961 19th ave and Madison, Phoenix


Fire Scene Drawings VI

08-07-1962 Central and Marshal, Phoenix
 08-10-1958 Gil-Bart's 15th st and McDowell, Phoenix
08-20-1961  Unknown