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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 76th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Ex-Captain Richard Weisse Sr. 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 St. James Fire District.

Richard Weisse, Sr.

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 42

Date of Incident: 11/15/2014
Time of Incident: 1100hrs
Date of Death: 11/15/2014

Fire Department: St. James Fire District
Address: 221 Jefferson Ave, St. James, NY 11780
Fire Department Chief: Michael Grayson

Incident Description: A short time after responding to a school fire alarm, Firefighter Weisse suffered a medical emergency and passed away. The nature and cause of fatal injury are pending further investigation.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Ex-Captain Richard Weisse, Sr. at

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