Captain George E. Bartels

Photo of Captain George E. Bartels
Last Call: Fri, Aug 21st, 1959
Date of Incident: Tue, Aug 18th, 1959
Cause of Death: Burns
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 33


His wife Phillys.


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 Captain George Bartels, Captain Peter Sirna, FF Virgil Sams, FF Neal Owen, and FF Delbert Stone.


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


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