Firefighter David F. Kanko
Photo by BEACHWOOD VOL. FDFirefighter David Kanko - Beachwood FD 1989
The Beachwood Fire Department is heartbroken over the sudden loss of former member, David Kanko.
Dave began his firefighting career in the Beachwood Vol. Fire Department serving with us from 1988 to 1996, where he became our Lieutenant.
During that time, Dave would also become a career firefighter with the McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base Fire Department, where he was recently promoted to the rank of Captain. After moving from Beachwood to Stafford Township, Dave became a member of the Stafford Township Vol. Fire Department and has proudly served with Station 47 since.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kanko and Snelling families, David's many friends, and his brother and sister firefighters throughout the area.
Rest easy brother, you will be missed.