REDDING - Funeral services were held today for Lt. Marshall Sanford, the veteran Redding firefighter who collapsed and died Sunday while getting into his ambulance on the way to a brush fire.

A procession to the Redding Ridge Cemetery started around 11 a.m.

Fellow firefighters lined Black Rock Turnpike for the service, which featured bagpipes and a symbolic last call.

Sanford was a 50-year veteran of the department.

Fire officials say he was the heart and soul of the department and will be greatly missed.

The chief of the Redding volunteer fire department says they will retire Sanford's number 23.To see more from Lt. Marshall Sanford's funeral procession, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

Redding community mourns loss of firefighter