Fire Chief William E. Bennett, a 15 year veteran of the Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department Chautauqua County, New York, died following an accident responding to a rescue call. The crash occurred at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.

Chief Bennett, 49, was driving a command vehicle ahead of the ambulance according to firefighter Corey J. Swanson. When the ambulance personnel lost site of Bennett