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Staff member
Feb 14, 2021
NEVER FORGOTTEN: December 31, 1932
Salina Fire Department Line of Duty Death:
Firefighter Charles Raymond Craig

On New Year’s Eve, in 1932, the alarm sounded for a house fire in the 600 block of State Street. Not long after arriving and during the operation firefighter Ray Craig, a sixteen year veteran of the Department, was overcome and collapsed. It was thought that the physical stress of the firefighting that night had caused Mr. Craig to suffer a heart attack on scene.

Despite the efforts of his fellow firefighters, Ray Craig did not survive. Firefighter Craig was laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetery, taken there, not by a hearse, but by the same fire engine that he had ridden to his last alarm.