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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in NY.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:

Gerard Marcheterre

Age: 50
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 03/06/2010
Duty Type: Responding
Incident Time: 22:00
Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Death Date: 03/06/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Storage

Fire Dept. Info:
Borodino Fire Department
2500 Nunnery RD
Skaneateles , New York 13152-8938
Chief: Frank Marcheterre Jr.

Initial Summary: While riding in a rescue pumper en route to a barn collapse caused by heavy snow in the town of Spafford, Firefighter Marcheterre's breathing became labored. An ambulance met the apparatus at the Spafford Fire Department on Route 41 and transported Firefighter Marcheterre to Cortland Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to an apparent heart attack. Incident Location: 660 Route 41, Homer, NY 13077

Memorial Fund Info: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gerard Marcheterre at USFA Firefighter Fatalities

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