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)
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.