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John Kemper

Fire Captain John Kemper was injured while battling a structure fire at 3622 Pennsylvania AVE on the morning of July 5, 2017. Kemper was transported to the hospital to be treated for a shoulder injury but it was discovered that he had instead suffered a more serious injury and, soon thereafter, underwent surgery. Fire Captain Kemper was released from the hospital and while recovering at home, passed away from reported complications of his injury.

Incident Location: 3622 Pennsylvania Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118 (U.S. National Grid: 15S YC 4088 7491)

Department Information

St. Louis Fire Department
1421 N. Jefferson
U.S. National Grid: 15S YC 4255 8104
St. Louis, Missouri 63106

Chief: Dennis Jenkerson

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

Age: 59 
Rank: Fire Captain 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Jul 5, 2017 02:36
Date of death: Jul 12, 2017 
Cause of death: Unknown 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential