Who was Brent?
Brent Bridges (7/4/1986-7/11/2015) was a firefighter taken too early in a battle with colorectal cancer. He was one of a rare breed who turn and run to trouble when it happens. His passion was protecting property and saving lives. Brent stories, both serious and humorous, are numerous around the fire departments in the Bulverde Spring Branch, Blanco, and Canyon Lake region. If you were in an automobile accident on US 281 North between SH 46 and FM 306 from 2010-2014, there is a 30% chance that Brent is the one who pulled you out of the vehicle.
Care for the Caregivers
Brent spoke often of the Brotherhood, paid respect to fellow firefighters, and personally mentored others in the service. In the seven months of his battle with cancer, without exception Brent paid value to those who provided his care – by asking about their career, their choice to serve others, and thanking them for what they did for him. For those reasons, we continue his heritage. You can help care for the caregivers by giving to support the Foundation. Your money stays local and helps firefighters and their families with preventative screenings and resources in the battle with cancer.
Give to keep Brent's vision going
But if nothing else, you have to take care of yourself - take the 525 Challenge:
See the Doc! See your personal physician for an annual physical.
Check your blood! Include lab/blood work with your physical.
Screen for Cancer! Get age appropriate cancer checks for those men’s cancers – prostate, kidney, testicular, and colon.