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2011 - Miami-Dade Fire Department names MIAs north side fire station after Robert Casey Lamme (HHS 1965 grad)
1981 Miami-Dade Fire Department

2011 - Miami-Dade Fire Department names MIA's north side fire station after Robert "Casey" Lamme (HHS 1965 grad)

Miami, Florida

From the Miami Herald:

Station dedicated to firefighter Robert “Casey” Lamme, killed 30 years ago saving a motorist


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on Tuesday will dedicate Airport North Station 59 to Robert “Casey” Lamme — a firefighter killed helping a motorist on the Palmetto Expressway on April 26, 1981.

“We are honored to be dedicating this station to Firefighter Lamme. Thirty years ago this week he made the ultimate sacrifice while trying to save someone in need,” said Fire Chief Herminio Lorenzo.

Lamme, 34, a Hialeah native and 10-year veteran of the department, had stopped to help a woman trapped in a burning car. Lamme was off duty and returning home from dinner with his wife, Susan. He had her pull over and dashed to the burning car. But the vehicle had hit a power pole and Lamme was electrocuted when he touched the car’s door. The woman he tried to save survived.

The dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the station at 5680 NW 36th St. Lamme’s loved ones are expected to attend.

“Station 59 was the perfect choice for this dedication because Firefighter Lamme spent most of his career at Miami International Airport,” Lorenzo said.

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Don Boyd10-Sep-2016 16:41
Thank you for posting, Gene. This is the first time I've seen Norman Alkema's name mentioned in five decades except for me mentioning him as living on W. 60th Street on the lake just east of 12th Avenue in the "Palm Springs Neighbors" narrative section of my site. I didn't know he was best friends with Casey.

Guest 09-Sep-2016 21:00
I grew up with Casey on 19th street in Hialeah. He was a best friend with Norman Alkema. I was saddened to learn of his death. I will miss him!
Gene Baker