Ron Savage had a passion for firefighting and storytelling

FOX 2's Ron Savage died doing one of the things he loved, working as a firefighter.

For years he combined his love of firefighting with his love of storytelling - which was second to none.

"Welcome to my fire department, when I'm not at FOX 2 I spend time at Brighton area fire," Savage said in a special report where he took a camera crew with him during a shift.

Ron Savage took us into his world when he worked for the Brighton area fire department. Amy Lange shows us how it was a job he loved, because he loved helping people.

Ron not only was an Emmy award winning journalist, but was a decorated firefighter. He earned two citations for outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty. One for rescuing a critically injured driver from an overturned 18-wheeler and another during a commerical factory fire.

Ron Savage would always say, "You light 'em, we fight 'em."

Whether that meant lights, camera, action or saving lives on the front lines, Ron Savage was always ready.

"I've always worked in TV and firefighting simultaneously," Savage said. "I look at it this way - when someone calls 911, I am either showing up with a stethoscope and a firehose or a camera and a microphone. Because there is usually an emergency breaking out somewhere." 

Memorials may be made in his name to The Ronnie Savage College Education Fund, with checks payable to Ronnie Savage, c/o Lynch & Sons, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Michigan 48381.

For further information please phone 248-684-6645. 

In Photos: Remembering Ron Savage 1953-2017