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Nick J. Charmello


On January 28, Captain Nick Charmello of the Kansas City (MO) Fire Department had just finished assisting in the extrication of a patient from an automobile accident when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Firefighters and rescue crews on the scene rushed to his aid. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Nick J. Charmello 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
44 East
12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Chief: Charles Fisher

Age: 53
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 28, 1994
Date of death: January 28, 1994
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: March 28, 2018

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