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    New York Firefighter Dies in Accident

    New York Firefighter Dies in Accident

    NIK BONOPARTIS and JOHN DAVIS
    The Poughkeepsie Journal

    POUGHQUAG -- Local firefighters and others within the Beekman community are mourning the loss of a firefighter who died in the line of duty Sunday.

    Alfred Wohrman, 60, died in an motor vehicle accident while returning from a nearby accident, state police said Monday. Wohrman was a volunteer firefighter and a commissioner with the Beekman Fire Department.

    Wohrman was driving west on Route 55 about 9:07 a.m. when the rescue truck he was driving left the north shoulder of the road and struck several trees, state police Sgt. Robert Hogan said. Wohrman was returning from the scene of an accident about a quarter mile east from where he crashed. Members of his department were called off from the earlier accident because it was in the Pawling Fire Department's jurisdiction, Beekman Chief Greg Rayburn said Monday.

    Rayburn called Wohrman, who served for more than 40 years, "the heart of the fire company.''

    Firefighters were offered sessions with grief counselors Sunday.

    "It's a very hard, unfortunate situation,'' Rayburn said. "We're all here for each other, supporting each other.''

    There were no signs of brake or skid marks where the truck left the road about a mile west of Route 292, Hogan said. Wohrman was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where he was pronounced dead.

    An accident investigation was performed by state police and an autopsy was performed Monday morning. Police were investigating the possibility that a heart condition may have contributed to the accident, but the autopsy could not determine if there was a heart attack because of Wohrman's injuries. The official cause of death was listed as blunt trauma.

    Route 55 was closed for several hours Sunday as police investigated.


    Wake:Tuesday, April 19 7-9pm. Wednesday, April 20 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

    Funeral:Thursday, April 21 11am. Horn and Thomes Funeral Home.

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    Firefighter Killed after Responding to Accident Scene


    LODD-FD POUGHQUAG, N.Y. -- A volunteer firefighter leaving the scene of an accident was killed when his rescue truck went off the road and slammed into several trees, state police said Monday.

    Alfred Wohrman, 60, a commissioner with the Beekman Fire Department, died Sunday of blunt force trauma, an autopsy found. Investigators suspect a heart condition may have caused Wohrman to lose control of the vehicle around 9 a.m.

    His wreck happened about a quarter mile away from the accident he responded to, state police Sgt. Robert Hogan said. There were no signs of brake or skid marks where the truck left the road.

    Beekman Fire Chief Greg Rayburn said Wohrman served for more than 40 years.

    Poughquag is 66 miles north of New York City.


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    Wohrman, Alfred

    Age: 60
    Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 04/17/2005
    Duty Type: Returning
    Incident Time: 09:07
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 04/17/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Beekman Fire Company
    316 Beekman Poughquag Road
    Poughquag , New York 12570
    Chief: Greg Rayburn

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Wohrman was operating a rescue truck returning to the station from a canceled emergency call, an auto accident, when for unknown reasons his apparatus left the roadway, striking several trees. Wohrman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations in the name of Firefighter Alfred Wohrman be made to a local charity.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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