New York Firefighter Dies After Responding to Numerous Calls

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter-Paramedic M. Kent Stillwagon, 52, of the Greelawn Fire Deaprtment on April 17, 2018.

Shortly after responding to numerous calls on the evening of Monday, April 16, 2018, Firefighter-Paramedic M. Kent Stillwagon was found just after midnight at his residence in cardiac arrest. His fellow volunteers and friends from the Greenlawn Fire Department responded and tried valiantly to resuscitate him, but after being transported to Huntington hospital and an extended resuscitation attempt by hospital staff, Firefighter-Paramedic Stillwagon passed away.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter-Paramedic Stillwagon at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 27 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

New York Firefighter Dies Following Rescue Call

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To date, 81 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Safety Officer Robert A. Fitch, 60, of the East Herkimer Fire Department on November 28, 2017.

Firefighter/Safety Officer Fitch responded with his fire department to a technical rescue call for a person who became stuck on some cliffs while attempting to rescue their pet. After the call, Firefighter Fitch returned home and during the night succumbed in his sleep to a cardiac related injury. 

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Safety Officer Fitch at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 81 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

 

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.