Captain Phelim O'Toole

Photo of Captain Phelim O'Toole
Last Call: Tue, Jul 6th, 1880
Date of Incident: Tue, Jul 6th, 1880
Cause of Death: Trauma (Accidental)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 32


His son Phelim.


While preparing to extinguish a small fire in a basement at 714 Locust Street, the chemical extinguisher that Captain O'Toole was about to use exploded. He received severe trauma to his chest and died a short time later. Captain O'Toole was credited with saving numerous lives over his career.

In 1994, the St. Louis Fire Department christened a thirty-two foot, twin-engine fireboat the "Philem O'Toole" in his honor.


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St. Louis, Missouri 63106
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