Kansas City Fire Department

Kansas City Fire Department Patch
635 Woodland Avenue - Suite 2100
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
(816) 513-4600
Chief Paul J. Berardi

About

The Kansas City Fire Department consists of 34 fire stations organized into seven battalions. The uniformed portion of the department is segmented into six bureaus: Community Services, Professional Development, Technical Services, Special Operations, Emergency Operations and the Emergency Medical Bureau. A deputy chief manages each bureau.

Fallen Heroes

102 Heroes have given their lives in the line of duty during the history of the Kansas City Fire Department.

Photo of Larry J. Leggio
Firefighter
Larry J. Leggio
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Photo of John V. Mesh
Firefighter
John V. Mesh
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Photo of Richard E. Paul
Fire Apparatus Operator
Richard E. Paul
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Heart Attack
Fri, Jan 7th, 2011
Photo of Terrance Dale Crockett
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Heart Attack
Mon, Mar 17th, 2008
Photo of Gerald K. "Mac" McGowan
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sun, Sep 5th, 2004
Photo of John O.H. Tvedten
Battalion Chief
John O.H. Tvedten
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Asphyxiation
Sat, Dec 18th, 1999
Photo of Nick J. Charmello
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Heart Attack
Fri, Jan 28th, 1994
Photo of Thomas M. Fry
Firefighter
Thomas M. Fry
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Explosion (Intentional)
Tue, Nov 29th, 1988
Photo of Gerald C. Halloran
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Explosion (Intentional)
Tue, Nov 29th, 1988
Photo of Luther E. Hurd
Firefighter
Luther E. Hurd
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Explosion (Intentional)
Tue, Nov 29th, 1988
Photo of James H. Kilventon
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Explosion (Intentional)
Tue, Nov 29th, 1988
Photo of Robert D. McKarnin
Firefighter
Robert D. McKarnin
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Explosion (Intentional)
Tue, Nov 29th, 1988
Photo of Michael R. Oldham
Firefighter
Michael R. Oldham
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Explosion (Intentional)
Tue, Nov 29th, 1988
Photo of Dale J. Walker
Captain
Dale J. Walker
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Apr 27th, 1981
Photo of John Gainey Jr.
Firefighter
John Gainey Jr.
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Wed, Apr 4th, 1979
Photo of Gideon "Dutch" Bennett
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Trauma (Accidental)
Fri, Feb 9th, 1979
Photo of Sherman O. Alfred
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Sat, Nov 18th, 1978
Photo of Eric W. Hunt
Firefighter
Eric W. Hunt
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Fri, Jun 18th, 1976
Photo of Oscar Elvin
Fire Apparatus Operator
Oscar Elvin
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Electrocution (Accidental)
Wed, Jan 6th, 1971
Photo of Clifford Wayne Jackson
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fri, Mar 29th, 1968
Photo of Carl W. DeFord
Firefighter
Carl W. DeFord
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Exertion
Tue, Feb 8th, 1966
Photo of Clarence Blankenbaker
Fire Apparatus Operator
Clarence Blankenbaker
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Heart Attack
Wed, Feb 3rd, 1965
Photo of John E. Hardy Sr.
Battalion Chief
John E. Hardy Sr.
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fri, Sep 20th, 1963
Photo of Charles Bryan
Fire Apparatus Operator
Charles Bryan
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Thu, Sep 7th, 1961
Photo of Peter Sirna
Captain
Peter Sirna
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Mon, Aug 24th, 1959
Photo of Delbert Stone
Firefighter
Delbert Stone
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Sun, Aug 23rd, 1959
Photo of George E. Bartels
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Fri, Aug 21st, 1959
Photo of Neal Owen
Firefighter
Neal Owen
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Tue, Aug 18th, 1959
Photo of Virgil Sams
Firefighter
Virgil Sams
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Tue, Aug 18th, 1959
Photo of Harry J. Edelman
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Struck By Vehicle (Accidental)
Fri, Aug 22nd, 1958
Photo of Joseph P. Cooney
Firefighter
Joseph P. Cooney
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Wed, Apr 1st, 1953
Photo of Melvin J. Kurtz
Firefighter
Melvin J. Kurtz
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Wed, Apr 1st, 1953
Photo of Don Nastaiso
Firefighter
Don Nastaiso
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Wed, Apr 1st, 1953
Photo of Harvey Baldwin Jr.
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Exertion
Sat, Mar 21st, 1953
Photo of Clarence J. Wager
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Exertion
Fri, Jul 13th, 1951
Photo of John L. Beatty
Firefighter
John L. Beatty
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Thu, Jan 5th, 1950
Photo of Paul Nuccio
Firefighter
Paul Nuccio
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Thu, Jul 21st, 1949
Photo of William Oliver
Firefighter
William Oliver
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Fri, Aug 8th, 1947
Photo of Edward Snead
Captain
Edward Snead
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Fri, Sep 14th, 1945
Photo of Alvy C. Ready
Captain
Alvy C. Ready
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Asphyxiation
Thu, Mar 23rd, 1944
Photo of William Stiles
Firefighter
William Stiles
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Thu, Oct 28th, 1943
Photo of Harvey Lee
Firefighter
Harvey Lee
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Tue, Oct 26th, 1943
Photo of Michael C. Joy
Captain
Michael C. Joy
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Sat, Nov 7th, 1942
Photo of Edward M. Scanlon
Chief's Aide
Edward M. Scanlon
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Trauma (Accidental)
Thu, Feb 26th, 1942
Photo of Charles Mandacina
Firefighter
Charles Mandacina
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Mon, Feb 2nd, 1942
Photo of Oliver Baird Wilson
Firefighter
Oliver Baird Wilson
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Mon, May 26th, 1941
Photo of Donald Lewis
Firefighter
Donald Lewis
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Thu, May 22nd, 1941
Photo of James H. Damon
Firefighter
James H. Damon
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Thu, Feb 23rd, 1939
Photo of Robert J. Muller
Firefighter
Robert J. Muller
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Thu, Feb 23rd, 1939
Photo of Dave G. Tanyer
Firefighter
Dave G. Tanyer
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sat, Jul 16th, 1938
Photo of Jerome P. O'Connor
Firefighter
Jerome P. O'Connor
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Sat, Oct 31st, 1936
Photo of John W. Glynn
Firefighter
John W. Glynn
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Asphyxiation
Thu, Jun 11th, 1936
Photo of Matthew A. Douglas
Firefighter
Matthew A. Douglas
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Tue, May 12th, 1936
Photo of Carl L. McClure
Firefighter
Carl L. McClure
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Tue, May 12th, 1936
Photo of Clyde V. McKenzie
Firefighter
Clyde V. McKenzie
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Trauma (Accidental)
Thu, Apr 4th, 1935
Photo of William McDaniel
Firefighter
William McDaniel
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Fri, Feb 19th, 1932
Photo of Frank K. Stark
Firefighter
Frank K. Stark
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Trauma (Accidental)
Fri, Feb 19th, 1932
Photo of Daniel J. McCarty
Firefighter
Daniel J. McCarty
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Asphyxiation
Thu, Jan 28th, 1932
Photo of William Canary
Firefighter
William Canary
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Sat, Jan 17th, 1931
Photo of Harry Hagebush
Firefighter
Harry Hagebush
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Tue, Feb 11th, 1930
Photo of George F. Knight
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Thu, Sep 12th, 1929
Photo of Frank M. Loncar Jr.
Firefighter
Frank M. Loncar Jr.
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Aug 5th, 1929
Photo of John R. Morris
Firefighter
John R. Morris
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Aug 5th, 1929
Photo of Roy Rutherford
Firefighter
Roy Rutherford
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Mon, Aug 5th, 1929
Photo of Frank G. Balzarini
Chief's Aide
Frank G. Balzarini
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Mon, Mar 19th, 1928
Photo of Charles Lester Henry
Firefighter
Charles Lester Henry
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Wed, Dec 14th, 1927
Photo of Ben Berkowitz
Captain
Ben Berkowitz
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Exposure (Toxins)
Sun, Feb 13th, 1927
Photo of Joseph J. Lyndon
Chief's Aide
Joseph J. Lyndon
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Wed, Nov 10th, 1926
Photo of Frank H. Boston
Firefighter
Frank H. Boston
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Sat, May 1st, 1926
Photo of John Hogan
Firefighter
John Hogan
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Thu, Jun 25th, 1925
Photo of Thomas O' Connor
Firefighter
Thomas O' Connor
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Sat, Mar 28th, 1925
Photo of John Crane
Captain
John Crane
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Fri, Feb 13th, 1925
Photo of James Harris Staats
Firefighter
James Harris Staats
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident
Mon, Dec 8th, 1924
Photo of W. Earl Harvey
Firefighter
W. Earl Harvey
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Thu, Jul 17th, 1924
Photo of John P. Heydon
Firefighter
John P. Heydon
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Thu, Jul 17th, 1924
Photo of Thomas P. Considine
Firefighter
Thomas P. Considine
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Trauma (Accidental)
Fri, Jan 4th, 1924
Photo of Robert Edwards
Firefighter
Robert Edwards
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fri, Oct 21st, 1921
Photo of Douglas Sevewright
Firefighter
Douglas Sevewright
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Sat, Jan 8th, 1921
Photo of Timothy O'Sullivan
Firefighter
Timothy O'Sullivan
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fri, Jan 24th, 1919
Photo of Jacob Becker
Captain
Jacob Becker
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fall (Accidental)
Wed, Feb 20th, 1918
Photo of Lawrence J. Owsley
Firefighter
Lawrence J. Owsley
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Wed, Feb 20th, 1918
Photo of John J. Vaughn
Division Chief
John J. Vaughn
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Fri, Oct 26th, 1917
Photo of John W. Simpson
Firefighter
John W. Simpson
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Mon, Oct 8th, 1917
Photo of Michael Moran
Lieutenant
Michael Moran
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Thu, Dec 31st, 1914
Photo of Michael Foley
Lieutenant
Michael Foley
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Burns
Tue, Feb 6th, 1912
Photo of William M. Maher
Firefighter
William M. Maher
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Wed, Aug 24th, 1910
Photo of Joseph H. Rayburn
Assistant Chief
Joseph H. Rayburn
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sat, Jun 6th, 1908
Photo of Francis P. McNellis
Firefighter
Francis P. McNellis
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Wed, Apr 18th, 1906
Photo of Arthur W. Pendergast
Firefighter
Arthur W. Pendergast
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Structural Collapse
Thu, Apr 12th, 1906
Photo of George L. Stapleton
Firefighter
George L. Stapleton
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fall (Accidental)
Thu, Sep 15th, 1904
Photo of Michael Haney
Firefighter
Michael Haney
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Sun, Apr 26th, 1903
Photo of Michael J. Mahoney
Firefighter
Michael J. Mahoney
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Wed, Aug 15th, 1900
Photo of Charles O. Peterson
Firefighter
Charles O. Peterson
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Sun, Oct 29th, 1899
Photo of James F. McNellis
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Electrocution (Accidental)
Wed, May 10th, 1899
Photo of Fred D. Goodhue
Firefighter
Fred D. Goodhue
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Heart Attack
Mon, Sep 27th, 1897
Photo of Alvin E. Canaday
Firefighter
Alvin E. Canaday
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Fri, Oct 9th, 1896
Photo of Thomas Dwyer
Captain
Thomas Dwyer
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Fri, Jan 5th, 1894
Photo of Patrick O'Reilly
Firefighter
Patrick O'Reilly
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Mon, Oct 12th, 1891
Photo of Edward M. Carroll
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fall (Accidental)
Sun, Apr 26th, 1891
Photo of Bernard M. "Barney" McBreen
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fall (Accidental)
Sun, Aug 11th, 1889
Photo of William J. Mcardle
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Unknown
Fri, Nov 2nd, 1888
Photo of William H. Craig
Kansas City Fire Department (MO)
Fall (Accidental)
Mon, Mar 7th, 1887