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    New York Fire Chief Dies After Live Fire Drill

    New York Fire Chief Dies After Live Fire Drill

    Firehouse.com News

    The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control has reported the death of Chief Richard G. Sullivan of the Horseheads Village Fire Department.

    Sullivan, 57, collapsed after returning home from a live fire drill April 5. He is survived by his wife, Carol Goodyear Sullivan; children, Kevin (Lorrie) Sullivan, Bridget (Wayne) Whitford, and Patrick Sullivan; mother, Frances K. Sullivan; granddaughters, Hannah and Abigail Whitford; sister, Mary Helen Hall; brother, Arthur (Darlene) Sullivan; sisters-in-law, Anne Marie (Joseph) Cesare and Margaret (Ronald) East; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Calling hours were held at the station April 7.

    The funeral service is scheduled for April 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary our Mother Church, 816 West Broad St., Horseheads, N.Y.

    Memorial donations may be sent to Horseheads Fire and Rescue Company, 134 N. Main Street, Horseheads, NY or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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    Sullivan, Richard G

    Age: 57
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Fire Chief
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty:

    Incident Date: 04/04/2006
    Duty Type: After
    Incident Time: 22:30
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 04/05/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use:

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Horseheads Fire Department
    134 North Main Street
    Horseheads , New York 14845
    Chief: Acting Chief Artie Sullivan

    Initial Summary:
    Chief Sullivan participated in live smoke drills in an acquired structure then returned home. He was discovered unresponsive of an apparent heart attack at approximately 0550hrs the following morning in his residence.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to remember Chief Sullivan do so through memorials to Horseheads Fire and Rescue Company, 134 North Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2006

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