James M. Ellis
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Rank:  Captain
Date of Members passing: 7/13/2022
Hired:  1997
Retired: 7/13/2022
Years of Service: 25
James Michael Ellis
May 30, 1973 — July 13, 2022—49yrs

Age 49, of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, after a sudden illness.  Jim had two great loves. First, his family. Second, fire fighting.  Jim was a passionate fire fighter and began his career at the age of 16 as a volunteer in Mars, PA, now known as the Adams Area Fire District.  He later served on the Board for this fire company.  He then served three years in Wilkinsburg, finishing off his career with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire where he became a well-respected and renowned Captain.  He also served 25 years with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.