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Fallen Firefighters
Firefighters choose to work under the most dangerous conditions imaginable, whether rushing into a burning building or providing emergency rescue services. When a firefighter dies, we feel a collective sense of loss as we recall their bravery and commitment to keeping our community safe. This site honors and remembers our fallen firefighters for their supreme sacrifice. 

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 Rank Name Assignment Incident date
 Firefighter E. Parson Engine 2 September 9, 1902
 Engineer W. Nelson Engine 6 November 27, 1902
 Chief O. G. Marjenhoff Chief of Dept. December 27, 1906
 Firefighter A. L. Knickmeyer Engine 6  October 6, 1910
 Engineer M. L. Prince Engine 3 May 27, 1916
 Chief L. Behrens Chief of Dept. October 12, 1932
 Firefighter J. W. Hendricks Engine 1 May 7, 1957
 Captain E. C. Thomas Engine 3 July 10, 1961
 Firefighter H. T. Fosberry Engine 10 October 19, 1965
 Engineer F. W. Shepherd Engine 9 December 9, 1985
 Engineer R. Morris Engine 15 June 29, 1991
 Firefighter A. Tillman Engine 18 April 2, 1999
 Captain Billy Hutchinson Engine 19 June 18, 2007
 Engineer Brad Baity Engine 19 June 18, 2007
 Firefighter James Earl Drayton Engine 19 June 18, 2007
 Captain Louis Mulkey Engine 15 June 18, 2007
 Captain Mike Benke Engine 16 June 18, 2007
 Firefighter Melvin Champain Engine 16 June 18, 2007
 Engineer Mark Kelsey Engine 10 June 18, 2007
 Firefighter Brad Thompson Engine 10 June 18, 2007
 Assit. Engineer Michael French Engine 16 June 18, 2007

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Run Statistics
1/1/2017 - 7/31/2017

Fire: 390
Overpressure: 12
Rescue/EMS: 7,207
Hazardous: 300
Service Call: 628
Good Intent: 2,916
False alarm/call: 1,513
Severe weather: 16
Special: 43

Total: 13,026



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