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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 78th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter James Foote 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 Summit Fire Department.

James Foote

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 38

Date of Incident: 11/18/2014
Time of Incident: 1951hrs
Date of Death: 11/18/2014

Fire Department: Summit Fire Department
Address: 2912 ST RT 10, Summit, NY 12175-0400
Fire Department Chief: Don Clarke

Incident Description: Upon returning inside of the station to get warm after cutting down two trees on the fire department grounds, Firefighter Foote fell ill and collapsed. Medical assistance was provided by fellow responders and Foote was transported to Cobleskill Hospital where he later passed away of a heart attack.
Incident Location: 2912 ST RT 10, Summit, NY 12175-0400

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and Fire Commissioner James Foote at

To date, 78 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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