Firefighting, Leadership

NY Volunteer Firefighter Killed En Route to Call

A volunteer firefighter with the Ghent (NY) Fire Company died on his way to an incident when his pickup truck slammed into a utility pole, according to a news report on timesunion.com. William Akin, 52, was extricated from his vehicle by members of his own department and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators have not identified the cause of the crash, but are probing the possibility that Akin suffered a medical problem.

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