Fernando “Freddy’’ Figueredo, Miami-Dade County firefighter and movie-set medic, dies

  • Source: The Miami Herald
  • Published: 08/20/2013 12:00 AM

Freddy Figueredo liked adventure, so he fought fires on land and sea, and patched up stunt actors on movie sets and television shoots — most recently on Miami-based Burn Notice. “Freddy was more than a guy who just handed out pills and Band-aids,’’ said Terry Miller, executive producer. “He was a friend and a talented co-worker. He was always there to help out and was very safety conscious, over and above the call of duty.’’ He wasn’t just a crew member, said Miller, “He was a pal.’’ Freddy — born Fernando Figueredo in Havana on April 1, 1952 — died Thursday of colon cancer. The U.S. Navy veteran spent half of his 61 years on the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue and 20 as a movie medic. He lived in Palmetto Bay with wife Lisa Coston Figueredo, a fire department dispatch supervisor, and son Cody, a Christopher Columbus High School senior and fellow Miami Heat fanatic. That he was born on April Fools Day “was appropriate,’’ his wife said. “He was a big jokester. Life of the party. He loved fighting fires — the adrenaline rush, helping people, the camaraderie at the station.’’ When Burn Notice airs for the last time in September, viewers will see this in the credits: “FREDDY FIGUEREDO, 1952-2013. Thanks for taking such good care of us.’’


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