Huge loss for Sandbridge and Virginia Beach. Sean was one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Always checking in and sharing a laugh with our squad, never hesitated to go out of his way to try to help anyone he could, no matter the inconvenience. Wish we had one more chance to tell him how grateful we are to have had him at Station 17. He'll be greatly missed.
It is with great sadness that the Virginia Beach Fire Department announces the sudden loss of Captain Sean Land who passed away this morning.
Sean began his career with the VBFD in January of 1990 and celebrated 30 years of service this year. He was assigned to Engine Company 17/B Shift in the Sandbridge section of the city. The Land family and the VBFD are interwoven in so many ways and we will mourn together in the coming weeks. We will also celebrate and remember Sean’s passion for serving his community and his immeasurable contributions to the fire department and the City of Virginia Beach.
Fire Chief David Hutcheson reminded everyone in the department this morning that, “This will be a tough time for Sean’s family, his crew, and the entire department. It is a significant loss for each of us personally and professionally. I know we will pull together as a family and support each other over the coming weeks.”