The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Allen Westby, 67, of the East Islip Fire Department on September 23, 2014.
Firefighter Westby responded to alarm on the evening of September 22nd and was found deceased at his residence the following morning. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Allen Westby at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 64 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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