Message from Fire Chief Lamb

Please see below a statement from Cape Coral Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb:

“It is with deepest sympathy and regret that I announce the passing of Cape Coral Fire Engineer/Driver Michael Camelo Jr. Michael passed away today at 2:52 pm after suffering a brain aneurysm yesterday morning. He was surrounded by his friends and family and with members of the Cape Coral Fire Department standing vigil. We are greatly saddened by his untimely death. This is not only a great loss to the Cape Coral Fire Department and his family but to the entire Southwest Florida community. We all lost a Brother today.  Funeral arrangements will be shared when available.”

For anyone looking to help, Engineer Camelo leaves behind two young children. The President of the Local IAFF 2424 has set up an account to accept donations for their future. Those interested in contributing can do so by visiting: or by visiting any Fifth Third Bank branch and make a deposit “To the benefit of Anna and Michael Camelo.”