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    NY Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack

    NY Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack

    LON SLEPICKA
    Firehouse.Com News

    Napanoch, New York Fire Department firefighter Rex Walter collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack while preparing to run a call.

    While donning his turnout gear to respond to a chimney fire alarm at 9:10 a.m. on Feb. 10, Walter, 69, was stricken. He was the tanker driver.

    Walter was a 43-year veteran of the all volunteer department. According to 1st. Lt. David Bollin, he was named Firefighter of the Year in 1989,1994 and 1995. Also in 1994 he was named District Fireman of the Year for running the most calls in the department.

    Walter was a retired correction officer. He leaves his wife Debra. A funeral was held Feb. 14 in nearby Ellenville with the procession going past the firehouse. He was cremated.

    Napanoch Fire Department is located in southern New York State near Newburgh and has 46 on the roster.



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    Walter, Rex

    Age: 69
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 02/10/2002
    Incident Time: 09:20
    Death Date: 02/10/2002

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Other
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Napanoch Fire Company
    P.O. Box 321
    Napanoch, New York 12458
    Chief: Gary Hate

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Walter had arrived at the station in response to a chimney fire alarm and while putting on his turnout gear collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1252

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