Paul Olesniewicz
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Paul Olesniewicz, Retired Firefighter/Sculptor

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Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
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Driver / Engineer
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City of Tucson Fire Department
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I was a firefighter for 32 years and I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in sculpture. I retired a few years ago spending my time creating firefighter memorials and statues. If you have a memorial project or need a special firefighter gift Stop by my web site:
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Retired Firefighter and Sculptor to be Featured in a Reality Series.

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 2:28pm 0 Comments


I was a firefighter for 32 years; approximately one year with the United States Forest Service, 4 years crash/rescue as a civilian firefighter with the United States Air Force and 27 years with the City of Tucson, Arizona. I am now retired from the fire service with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in sculpture. I am currently creating Bronze Firefighter Statues and Memorials.

I was selected to be featured in “Good Company” a…


Honoring The Fallen

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

Honoring The Fallen

The Challenges of Public Memorial Planning

By Meghaun Campbell for Paul Olesniewicz

When firefighters pass away in the line of duty, their department and their community want to offer them a fitting tribute. One way communities and departments choose to commemorate their fallen heroes is a public memorial. Unfortunately, establishing a public memorial can be a long and arduous process. It requires flexibility, dedication, and determination on the part…


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At 7:11am on June 17, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Paul; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is
If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street

Cheers Leo
At 7:10pm on June 16, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Paul, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon

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