Austin Fire Museum - Preserving The History And Traditions Of The Austin Fire Department.

Specialist Nathanial Kindred


Year Appointed: 1952

Date of Incident: 1977

Date of Death: 1977

Unit: Engine 7

Location: East Austin

Cause: Heart Attack

Specialist Kindred had extinguished a water heater closet fire and was sitting on the tailboard of Engine 7 speaking to Dr. Maurice Hood when he went into cardiac arrest. Dr. Hood attempted to revive Specialist Kindred with CPR and defibrillation, but after three hours of effort, Kindred died.

Station 7 is named in his honor.