The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter James Foote, 57, of the Summit Fire Department on November 18, 2014.
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.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and Fire Commissioner James Foote at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
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 http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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