It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 44th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Coordinator John Scott 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 Tioga County Bureau of Fire.
Rank: Fire Coordinator
Status: Part-time (paid)
Years of Service: 47
Date of Incident: 07/20/2016
Time of Incident: 1520hrs
Date of Death: 07/20/2016
Fire Department: Tioga County Bureau of Fire
Address: 103 Corporate Drive, Owego, NY 13827
Fire Department Chief: Frank Okrasinski
Incident Description: While performing maintenance on a county radio tower, Fire Coordinator Scott was struck when the driver of a county vehicle was backing up. Scott was then transported to UHS Wilson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Incident Location: Tioga County radio tower on Carmichael Road, Owego, NY
Tribute is being paid to Fire Coordinator John Scott at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 44 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html