KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- He helped save countless lives in burning homes and on the battlefield but Friday hundreds in Keystone Heights remembered his.
"It's hard. It's hard to lose someone close to you especially someone like Jason," said Moe Miller.
39-year-old Jason Bishop was a Jacksonville Firefighter for ten years. But when he wasn't serving the city, he was serving his family.
"He had two pretty little girls and just had a baby boy who is almost a year old. We will remember him through his kids," said Miller.
Friday family, friends and his firefighting brothers behind the house came to pay their respects.
Firefighters from as far away as Marion County along with city leaders came to honor his memory.
"We are celebrating his life today. Not only was he a firefighter, but he was a Marine who served his country with distinction," Jacksonville Mayor, Alvin Brown.
"He left a lot of good friends and good memories. And we have to celebrate this guy," said Miller.
Bishop died Saturday during an off-duty tree-trimming accident. "Public service was a noble and important thing, and he was one of the best," said Brown.
He was a good man, a father, brother and a firefighter dedicated to all three," said Miller.
Bishop's memory will live on through the lives he touched in and out of uniform.
The Jacksonville Firefighter Association set up a memorial fund to help Bishop's family. Anyone intersted in donating can go to http://www.jfrd.com/.