Andrew “Andy” N Zalme

Captain Zalme and other firefighters were completing the extinguishment of a vehicle fire on a local highway. Captain Zalme told another firefighter that he felt ill and collapsed. Firefighters treated Captain Zalme at the scene and transported him to a medical facility. Despite efforts by firefighters and medical staff, Captain Zalme died as a result of a heart attack.

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

Andrew “Andy” N Zalme 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.
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: Unknown 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Street/Road