Firefighter Virgil Sams

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Last Call: Tue, Aug 18th, 1959
Cause of Death: Burns
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 28


Wife Agness, Daughters Shirley, Clara.


A fire was started from a spark at a gasoline bulk filling station while two men were filling there tanker truck. Later in the incident after firefighters had arrived on the scene to douse the flames an explosion occurred. A 20,000 gal. tank exploited engulfed several firefighters in flames killing FF Virgil Sams, FF Neal Owen, FF Delbert Stone Captain George Bartels, and Captain Peter Sirna.


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


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