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    LODD FDNY Firefighter Dies After On-Duty Stroke

    FDNY Firefighter Dies After On-Duty Stroke

    Posted: 08-14-2009
    Updated: 08-14-2009 11:03:33 AM

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    An FDNY firefighter died this morning while hospitalized for a stroke he suffered while on duty on Wednesday, according to Newsday.

    Firefighter Paul Warhola of Engine 221 in Brooklyn became ill while responding to a blaze at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 12.

    He was transported to Bellevue Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead after his condition worsened, the newspaper said.

    The 47-year-old was a 16-year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife and daughter.

    Firehouse.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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    LODD FDNY Firefighter Dies After On-Duty Stroke

    FDNY Firefighter Dies After On-Duty Stroke

    Posted: 08-14-2009
    Updated: 08-14-2009 03:17:41 PM

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    An FDNY firefighter died this morning (Aug. 14) while hospitalized for a stroke he suffered while on duty on Wednesday, according to a press release from the department.

    Firefighter Paul Warhola of Engine 221 in Brooklyn was hospitalized on Aug. 12 after suffering an apparent stroke while responding to a blaze.

    Warhola, who was driving the fire engine, checked for a working fire hydrant outside the structure while the other members of his crew entered the building.

    When they returned to the street, he was experiencing weakness, dizziness and difficulty breathing, the press release said. The firefighters began providing medical treatment and transported him back to the firehouse.

    While en route, FDNY dispatchers were contacted and requested an EMS response to the firehouse. Paramedics evaluated Warhola and recognized his symptoms as possibly stroke related and transported him to Bellevue Hospital, which has a specialized unit for treating stroke victims.

    Despite treatment, his condition continued to worsen, and he remained in critical condition until his death this morning.

    "This is a terrible tragedy for the FDNY and the entire City of New York," Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said in a statement. "Firefighter Warhola was an honored and respected member of this department. He will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to his family."

    The 47-year-old, 15-year FDNY veteran spent his entire career working at Engine 221.

    He is survived by his wife, Arleen; a son, Paul, 15; and a daughter, Tiana, 13.

    Firehouse.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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    Funeral Arrangements for FDNY Firefighter Set

    Funeral Arrangements for FDNY Firefighter Set

    Posted: 08-17-2009
    Updated: 08-17-2009 01:52:01 PM

    JOSEPH MALLIA
    Newsday, Melville, N.Y.



    Funeral arrangements have been announced for a New York City firefighter from Eastport who apparently suffered a stroke while responding to a fire alarm, city Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said.

    Family and colleagues will attend wakes Monday and Tuesday for Paul Warhola, 47, with the funeral and burial Wednesday.

    Warhola, 47, of Engine 221 in Williamsburg, was a 15-year department veteran described by colleagues as dedicated and hardworking.

    Wakes are scheduled at the Sinnickson Funeral Home, 203 Main St., Center Moriches, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at St. Jo Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 25 Ocean Ave., Center Moriches.

    Warhola is survived by his wife, Arleen; a son, Paul, 15; and a daughter, Tiana, 13.

    Early Wednesday, Warhola and other firefighters responded to a fire alarm at an apartment building at 164 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, city officials said. Warhola, who had driven the fire engine to the scene, checked for a working hydrant while the other firefighters entered the building. Firefighters didn't find any sign of a fire.

    When they returned to the truck, Warhola felt weak and dizzy and had difficulty breathing, officials said. The firefighters began providing medical treatment and took Warhola back to the firehouse. There, paramedics evaluated Warhola, and, recognizing his symptoms as possible signs of a stroke, took him to the hospital. Despite treatment, officials said Warhola remained in critical condition until his death Friday at Bellevue Hospital Center.

    Memorial banners hung from the Engine 221 firehouse Friday afternoon as Warhola's jacket was placed on a fire truck bumper. Warhola was among the responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, arriving just as one of the World Trade Center towers came down.

    McClatchy-Tribune News Service


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