Friday, September 17, 2021

South Metro Fire Rescue firefighter and paramedic dies of occupational cancer

Anthony “Tony” Palato, a veteran firefighter and paramedic in the metro area, died of cancer on Wednesday. South Metro Fire Rescue announced that Palato had died in the “line of duty”.

According to the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, Palato began his career with the Sheridan Fire Department and joined the Cunningham Fire Department in 2000. Cunningham merged with South Metro in 2018.

Diagnosed in 2017 as an “occupational cancerous tumour,” the SMFR said Palmetto’s cancer was remission, but it came back. Palato retired in March due to his cancer.

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South Metro Fire Rescue firefighter and paramedic dies of occupational cancer
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