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Grade Crossing Collision Kills Two Oneida, New York, Fire Fighters

Issue 12 and Volume 116.

Grade Crossing Collision Kills Two Oneida, New York, Fire Fighters THE COVER STORY —Oneida Daily Dispatch photos by Jerry Munroe ENGINE NO. 1, Oneida, N. Y., Fire Department, responding to an alarm at 6:55 p.m., September 26, collided with the speeding North Shore Limited at a New York Central Railroad grade crossing. Both fire fighters on the apparatus were instantly killed. The pumper, followed by Truck No. 1, was en route to a garage fire and was driven by Captain Edward C. MeCulley, 34, a veteran of 12 years service. He was filling in for the regular driver who was on his day off. Riding on the seat was Fire Fighter Paavo J. Siivonen, 30, appointed a permanent fireman only five days previously. Regularly assigned to Engine No. 2, he was filling in at central station on the night of the accident. Intended to stop Policy of the Oneida Fire…

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