Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tacoma Fire Department mourns the loss of 12-year veteran

On-duty Firefighter Albert A. Nejmeh, a 12-year veteran of the Tacoma Fire Department, died shortly before noon today at St. Joseph Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack this morning while working at the scene of an emergency medical incident. After Firefighter Nejmeh collapsed, he received immediate basic and advanced life support from his fellow firefighters, who then transported him to the hospital. 

“Al was a well-loved and well-regarded Tacoma Firefighter,” said Fire Chief Jim Duggan. “As a member of our technical rescue team, he continued to hone his craft and teach it to others. He lived a genuine and deliberate life. We will miss him.”  

The Fire Department would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at the St. Joseph Medical Center’s emergency department and catheter lab who worked valiantly to save Nejmeh’s life.

Details regarding the memorial service will be announced at a later date. 

Tacoma Fire Department
Line-of-duty deaths

W.O. Phillips                                                1892

Jess Hill                                                       1911

Albert Schwarzer                                        10-6-1912

G.F. McClure                                               12-16-1912

George Crane                                              05-03-1924

Conrad Hymel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           05-08-1934

Clarence J. Johnson                                  11-18-1940

John D. Jansen                                           1951

Oscar F. Knierim                                         09-12-1953

Arthur Strong                                                07-14-1963

Carroll  Wagaman                                        12-4-1972

Dale F. Jones                                              02-25-1974

Irving D. Day                                                02-01-1988

Albert A. Nejmeh                                         05-14-2013