Firefighter and Pagosa Fire Protection District board member Ed Ainsworth dies

Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) Chief Randy Larson issued the following statement today, “One of our own, Firefighter/Board Member Ed Ainsworth, [passed] away in his sleep [during the early morning hours of March 14] at his home. Firefighter Ainsworth joined the Pagosa Fire Protection District on January 1, 2011 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016 where he was Treasurer. Ed has been transported to Durango for arrangements and will be returning to Pagosa Springs on Monday or Tuesday. The Pagosa Fire Protection District personnel will be escorting FF Ainsworth back to Pagosa Springs once a specific time has been arranged.”

A memorial service will be held to honor Ainsworth’s life and dedication to the PFPD. A date for the memorial service as not been set at this time.

The statement concludes with, “PFPD requests your thoughts and support for FF Ainsworth’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

This story was posted on March 15, 2018.