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Terrance Dale Crockett


Kansas City firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire in a vacant residence. Arriving firefighters found a working fire. The fire was controlled and firefighters began to overhaul the interior of the structure. Firefighter Crockett was working on the interior of the building, wetting down hot spots. He was wearing his full structural protective clothing equipment as well as an SCBA. He was breathing air from the SCBA. Firefighter Crockett suddenly collapsed and was immediately removed from the building by other firefighters. The crew of a paramedic ambulance on the scene began treatment immediately and Firefighter Crockett was transported to the hospital. The total time elapsed from his collapse to his arrival at the emergency room was 8 minutes. Despite this rapid delivery to a definitive care facility, Firefighter Crockett did not survive. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack. The fire was intentionally set.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Terrance Dale Crockett was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Kansas City Fire Department
635 Woodland AVE., STE 2100
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Chief: Richard Dyer

Age: 48
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 17, 2008 12:30
Date of death: March 17, 2008
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: March 27, 2018

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