Cape Girardeau Fire Department and other personnel are pictured below with Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. Picciotto spoke last week at Academic Hall on the Southeast Missouri State University campus as a part of the 2014-2015 Speaker Series.
The first formal fire department of Cape Girardeau was a Hook and Ladder Fire Company established on July 25, 1866 under Mayor G. H. Cramer. Evidence in Cape Girardeau’s newspaper The Argus showed a fire […]
City of Cape Girardeau firefighter Joel Schmit was at his home on a foggy night when his neighbor’s son-in-law came to his house to notify him of an emergency. The son-in-law had just left Schmit’s neighbor’s […]