Kevin C Kane, Firefighter

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Firefighter Kane was assigned to the "can" position as part of a forcible entry team at a structural fire. Kane was searching a rear bedroom within the apartment adjacent to the fire apartment on the 4th floor when the ceiling collapsed and blocked his exit. Firefighter Kane was able to communicate his entrapment through the bedroom window, but suffered 2nd & 3rd degree burns to his body.

Department information

Fire Department of New York
New York, New York

Kevin C Kane was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland .
Age: 30
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 12, 1991
Date of death: September 13, 1991
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped
Nature of death: Burns
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
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