Ariz. firefighter dies after battle with brain cancer

Glendale Firefighter Mark Fowl "will be deeply missed," the department said in a Facebook post

By Leila Merrill

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Glendale Firefighter Mark Fowl died on Dec. 19 after being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2021, the department announced on Facebook.

He served with Glendale Fire for 22 years. Fowl is survived by his wife and two children.

“He has been a beloved member of our department and will be deeply missed,” the department wrote in the post. “Our hearts are truly broken as we navigate the loss of our brother Mark.”

In honor of Fowl, flags at state buildings were at half-staff on Dec. 21, the Glendale Star reported.

“Arizona is saddened by the loss of Firefighter Mark Fowl,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement. “Mark battled brain cancer with the same strength and courage that he showed Arizonans every day, protecting our communities. He will be remembered for his bravery. Mark’s colleagues remember him as a beloved member of the team with a warmness and care. Our hearts are with Mark’s wife, two children, friends and colleagues during this time of mourning.”

A memorial service was held this week. Departments from the area filled in at Glendale stations.


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