Captain Kenneth Wayne Taylor

Photo of Captain Kenneth Wayne Taylor
Last Call: Fri, Oct 11th, 2002
Date of Incident: Wed, Oct 9th, 2002
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 26 years
Age: 49


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


Madisonville Fire Department Patch
98 East Center Street
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
(270) 824-2127


There are 2 tributes for Captain Kenneth Wayne Taylor.

Captain Kenneth Wayne Taylor
Left by Justin Slaton, Firefighter 142 on Thursday, July 1st, 2010

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.