Antioch Firefighter-Paramedic and Inspector Brad Edwards | Provided Photo

An Antioch firefighter-paramedic and inspector, who was described as a “very great soul” and an “amazing person,” has died, the fire chief announced.

Antioch Fire Chief Jon Cokefair said Brad Edwards died Thursday evening.

Edwards was a firefighter, paramedic and inspector with the Antioch Fire Protection District.

Cokefair said it was “with a heavy heart” to announce Edwards’ death. He was “a very great soul,” the fire chief added.

Edwards was the Antioch Contract Manager with Metro Paramedic Services.

He had been a Metro employee since 2019 and was stationed in Antioch throughout his career, according to the company.

Edwards started his career with Metro as a firefighter-paramedic before moving up to fill the role of Antioch Contract Manager in 2020. He was named fire inspector before his death.

Edwards, a resident of Winthrop Harbor, was an “amazing person who truly knew how to enjoy life,” the company said in a statement.

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“He possessed an amazing sense of humor, a giving spirit and was always quick with a joke to make others around him smile. There are no words to express our sadness at this loss. He will truly be missed,” Metro said.

Funeral arrangments for Edwards have not been announced yet.