An anchor and reporter for WJBK Fox2 in Detroit has died while training with a volunteer fire department of which he was a member.
Ron Savage, 63, died Saturday morning due to heart problems suffered while he was training with the Milford Fire Department, where he was a volunteer firefighter.
Savage had been planning to compete in Sunday’s Fight For Air Climb at the Renaissance Center tower in downtown Detroit. The event is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association.
— Mojo In The Morning (@MojoInTheMorn) February 25, 2017
I just saw Ron Savage yesterday afternoon. We were doing the Salvation Army Radiothon together. There are no words pic.twitter.com/3x2qtFM3kQ
— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) February 25, 2017
Savage worked with Fox 2’s Problem Solver Investigations since 1999, and won an Emmy award for his work.
In addition to co-anchoring Fox 2 News Weekends, Savage produced “Michigan’s Most Wanted,” a segment that highlighted crimes that had gone unsolved. Fox 2 reported that the segment results in more than 1,000 arrests.
Savage was an EMT with the Milford Fire Department as well as a volunteer firefighter and had earned two citations for outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty.
One of the citations Savage received commended him for rescuing a critically injured driver from an overturned truck.
Ron also volunteered with Crime Stoppers, The Humane Society, The Autism Society of Michigan, MADD and The American Lung Association.
Savage had shared that his favorite quote came from his late father, who was a veteran of World War II.
“You don’t have to be perfect, just do your best,” the quote went.
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