Andrew “Andy” Zalme

On the evening of Thursday, April 16, 2015, Dakota City Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 35. As fire crews were preparing to leave the scene, Captain Zalme collapsed. Despite numerous attempts, fellow responders were unable to revive Zalme and he passed away at the scene. A nature and cause of fatal injury has yet to be determined. Incident Location: Mile Marker 62, Hwy 35, Dakota City, NE 68731 (U.S. National Grid: 14T QM 0156 9726)

Department Information

Dakota City Fire Department
1516 Myrtle Street POB 46
U.S. National Grid: 14T QM 1242 9923
Dakota City, Nebraska 68731

Chief: Clint Rasmussen

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 42 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Apr 16, 2015 19:30
Date of Death: Apr 16, 2015 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road