It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 12th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief James C. Wilber has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Franklin Fire Department.
James C. Wilber
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Years of Service: 40
Date of Incident: 02/09/2014
Time of Incident: 0830hrs
Date of Death: 02/09/2014
Fire Department: Franklin Fire Department
Address: PO Box 8, 351 Main ST, Franklin, NY 13775-0008
Fire Department Chief: Tom Worden
Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Wilber suffered an apparent cardiac event while responding to a motor vehicle accident call. Wilber was transported by the Unadilla Emergency Squad and Cooperstown Medical Transport to the Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney where he succumbed to his injury a short time later.
Incident Location: 4062 Route 28, Franklin
Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief James C. Wilber at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 12 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...