Who is Brandon Erickson?

Brandon was a gentle giant of quiet strength, deep compassion, and generous love. He was a treasured son and brother, doting husband, remarkable father, and unwavering friend. Those who met Brandon were intuitively drawn to his integrity and compassion. Brandon’s life was defined by giving: family life, community service, overseas mission work and a life of faith lived with a transparent heart are just some of the hallmarks of his everyday life.

Brandon loved adventure; besides being an avid hunter, he sought to make a difference both in his community and in overseas mission work, reaching out with medical skills, training and genuine joy. Brandon also loved to laugh and enjoy life thoroughly: from Mr. Roboto performances on Guitar Hero, to loud worship music, photography, videography, and cooking his favorite meals of any kind of meat.

Brandon was an inspiring EMS Instructor; the impact of those he trained will be seen for years to come in their service. Brandon’s humble strength and unflagging generosity made him an excellent paramedic and fireman.

Brandon Erickson passed away on November 21, 2013 due to complications following back surgery. He was injured while on a call working for the Meridian Fire Department. He was 36.

It is our honor to have served with Brandon. We would like to remember our fallen brother with the awarding of these scholarships to help those who wish to pursue a career as a firefighter or paramedic.

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