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Monday, April 20, 2015

USFA LODD: Nebraska Fire Captain On-Duty Death Notification 04.16.2015

On the evening of Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1930hrs, Dakota City Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 35. As fire crews were preparing to leave the scene, Fire Captain Andrew "Andy" Zalme, 42, collapsed. Despite numerous attempts, fellow responders were unable to revive Andrew "Andy" Zalme and he passed away at the scene. A nature and cause of fatal injury has yet to be determined.

Our condolences to the Zalme Family & Friends, the Dakota City Fire and Rescue Department, and to all affected by Fire Captain Andrew "Andy" Zalme’s passing.

To date, 26 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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