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Kenneth Edward Bayer


Captain Bayer died on September 9, 1997, of cardiac arrest. On September 5, 1997, he was exposed to high concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO). The exposure to smoke and CO occurred over an approximate 45-60 minute period as he directed the interior extinguishment, salvage, and overhaul operations of a chimney and attic fire in a two story condominium.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Kenneth Edward Bayer 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

Los Angeles County Fire Department
1320 Northeastern Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90063

Chief: P. Michael Freeman

Age: 52
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 5, 1997
Date of death: September 9, 1997
Cause of fatal injury: Exposure
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Salvage and Overhaul
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: July 12, 2016