Brian Keith Deason

Brian Keith Deason

Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 7 Jul 2010 (aged 40)
Burial Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Sec. 15, Site 332
Memorial ID 54738922 · View Source
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Tulsa, OK-(formerly of Muskogee) — Deason, Brian Keith, 40, firefighter, died Wednesday. Services noon Tuesday, Boulevard Christian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

Brian Keith Deason, 40, of Tulsa, formerly of Muskogee, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010. He was born February 21, 1970 in Tulsa to J.D. and Patsy (Waddle) Deason. Brian grew up in Muskogee where he attended school and graduated from Muskogee High School in 1988. After high school, he entered the military serving his country in the Marine Corps during Desert Storm. When he returned, he worked for a short period before beginning his career as a firefighter with the Muskogee Fire Department and Muskogee County EMS. After being with them for five years he transferred to the Tulsa Fire Department and Tulsa EMSA. He was most recently serving as a training officer. Brian was preceded in death by his maternal and fraternal grandparents; brothers, Paul Deason and Mike Chiarello and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Deason and son, Zach Deason, both of Muskogee; mother Patsy Taft of Tulsa; father and step-mother, J.D. and Shirley Deason of Bartlesville and brothers, Joey Chiarello of Arkansas, Jim Deason of Tulsa and Peter Deason of Portland and sister, Joan Rainey of Portland. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Christian Church. Interment will follow in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tulsa Firefighters Camilo Sanchez, Kofi Wallace, Tony Rains, Jacob Younger, Ryan Phillips and Bill French. Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.
(Muskogee Phoenix)

Fire Department veteran put safety first

His most recent project was to help develop a mobile EMS classroom

Although Brian Deason wasn't working emergency scenes anymore, his mind was never far from his Tulsa Fire Department colleagues who were. The health of those firefighters, in fact, had become a constant preoccupation for Deason, an EMS medical staff officer who had begun as a firefighter-paramedic. "Brian was very passionate about making sure we're taking care of our firefighters on the scenes of fires, particularly with hydration," EMS Division Director Mike Baker said. "He was taking our approach to another level." And that was just one way, colleagues say, that Deason helped improve the EMS Division, which has undergone many changes over the last several months. Brian Deason, a 10-year Tulsa Fire Department veteran who most recently was in charge of paramedic training, died July 7. He was 40. The cause of his death has not been determined. Deason had been injured on the job recently and was scheduled for surgery at the time of his death, officials said. A funeral service was held July 13 at Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee with interment at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Foster-Petering Funeral Home in Muskogee handled arrangements. A Muskogee native who began his career with the Muskogee Fire Department, Deason was known as an innovator who was always looking for better ways to do the job. Since taking charge of paramedic training for the Tulsa Fire Department, he had already improved
it, including helping to develop a mobile EMS classroom that will be unveiled soon. "It was Brian's baby," Baker said. "We're just waiting on a surplus trailer, and it will be ready go. "It will allow us to take education and training to our firefighter-paramedics where they are," he said. Fellow EMS staff officer Mike Owen said Deason "was a paramedic through and through." "He had high professional standards and expected you to, as well, especially when it came to medicine," he said. "You always do the right thing for your patient. That was his thing." Deason graduated from high school in Muskogee and afterward served in the Marine Corps and in Operation Desert Storm. As a paramedic in Muskogee, he assisted with rescue efforts after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Deason worked part-time as a paramedic with Tulsa's EMSA when he wasn't on duty with the Fire Department, a practice he carried over from his days in Muskogee. He is survived by one daughter, Ashley Deason; one son, Zach Deason; his mother, Patsy Taft; his father and stepmother, J.D. and Shirley Deason; three brothers, Joey Chiarello, Jim Deason and Peter Deason; and one sister, Joan Rainey.
(Tulsa World
Tim Stanley, Writer
July 21, 2010)




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