Submitted by a Fellow Firefighter
Kirk M. Wicker
Sioux City Fire Department – Iowa
Rank: Probationary Firefighter
Date of Death: June 27‚ 1982
Kirk was in his 10th month of service as a probationary firefighter. He was a musician and my friend. He gave his life in the line of duty while responding to an arson fire at a poultry processing plant. While riding with him to his last alarm on the tailboard of Engine 36‚ he kept hold of me and kept me from falling off as I secured my turnout gear.
He would have been an excellent firefighter had he lived. We were hired the same day. I knew him only 10 months‚ but have thought of him every day since.