Larry Pander Died: What Happened to Larry Pander?

IFollowing the unexpected demise of retired firefighter Lawrence “Larry” Pander, Garden City, Kansas is in sorrow. Those who knew Larry are terribly saddened by his passing. Larry was well-known for his strong commitment to his community and his passion to serving others.

What Happened to Larry Pander?

In Garden City, Kansas, there are condolences for retired firefighter Lawrence “Larry” Pander. The sudden death of Larry occurred on February 27, 2024. Using Facebook, the Garden City Fire Department in Kansas broke the heartbreaking news that their bravest fireman, Larry Nuke Pander, was passing away too soon.

The Garden City Fire Department shared the following message on Facebook:

With heavy hearts, we lament the passing of Larry Pander, a vital pillar of our firefighting family. Larry was not just our family’s teacher; he was also a mentor, friend, confidant, and vital member. His exit from our department has left a huge void and an immeasurable impact.

Who was Larry Pander?

Nuke, another name for Larry, was a volunteer firefighter from Holcomb, Kansas. He spent thirty years with the Houston Fire Department and was an IFSAC Instructor I–III.

He trained all of the western Kansas paid and volunteer departments. In addition to serving in the Kansas Fire Department and being a member of the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Commission, he was the director of the fire program at Garden City Community College.

Larry had 17 years of training expertise and was a student at Houston Community College.

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