Chief Raymond F. "Pat" Gammans

Photo of Chief Raymond F. "Pat" Gammans
Last Call: Wed, Jul 30th, 1941
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Exposure
Service Time: 11 years & 2 months
Age: 45


His wife, Gladys; sons Raymond (19), Richard (17), James Edward II, Michael (18 months); and daughter Helen Joan (14.


Former Fire Chief Gammans suffered severe inhalation injuries to his lungs and bronchial tubes from heat and smoke while "forcing his way through flame in a rescue attempt in a blazing house in South Locke Street." He died from complications of those injuries several months later.


Kokomo Fire Department Patch
215 West Superior Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
(756) 765-2636


There is 1 tribute for Chief Raymond F. "Pat" Gammans.

Chief Raymond F. "Pat" Gammans
Left by Jason Miller on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The former fire chief died July

30, 1941, after suffering severely.'

sheared bronchial tubes and dam:!

age to his right lung after he went'

into a burning home on South'

Locke Street to retrieve a person,

inside the home. Gammans died;

several months later from his,