Captain Taylor and the members of his Dept were dispatched to the report of an apartment fire above a garage. Arriving firefighters found a working fire in the bedroom area of the apartment. Captain Taylor was the Incident Commander. Firefighters advanced a 1 inch handline and knocked the fire down.
Six minutes after his arrival on the scene, Captain Taylor collapsed of an apparent heart attack. CPR was initiated immediately by firefighters on the scene. EMS workers arrived 6 minutes after Captain Taylor became ill and took over treatment.
Captain Taylor was transported to a hospital, arriving there 31 minutes after he collapsed. He died two days later.
See NIOSH report
There are 2 photos for Captain Kenneth Wayne Taylor.
There are 2 tributes for Captain Kenneth Wayne Taylor.
Papaw, i miss you. I know your seeing me now trying to fill your shoes. I wish you could have seen me playing football, graduating, getting accepted to WKU and gearing up in my on turn outs now. I know your so proud. you are more than my papaw, your my role model and a hero to some. But most of all my grandfather.