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    NY Firefighter Claimed by Heart Attack

    NY Firefighter Claimed by Heart Attack

    HEATHER CASEY
    Firehouse.Com News

    Firefighter Bernard D. Scannell, age 70, died of a heart attack Thursday while responding to a car fire. He had 45 years of service with the Waterloo Fire Department in Waterloo, New York.

    Scannell had a massive heart attack while driving to the fire at about 8 p.m., said Chief Gary Daily.


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    Scannell, Bernard D.

    Age: 70
    Rank: Fire Police Captain
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 09/21/2000
    Incident Time: 20:50
    Death Date: 09/21/2000

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Waterloo Fire Department
    2 East Fayette Street
    Waterloo, New York 13165
    Chief: Gary Daily

    Final Summary: Fire Police Captain Scannell was driving a rescue truck to the scene of a reported car fire. As the unit responded, Fire Police Captain Scannell was struck with a heart attack. The rescue truck left the roadway, jumped a curb, and came to a stop in a small flower bed. Other firefighters immediately removed Fire Police Captain Scannell from the truck and began CPR. An ambulance arrived shortly thereafter and applied a defibrillator. After a shock was administered, a pulse was detected. Fire Police Captain Scannell was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.



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