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Name: Gerard Marcheterre
Years of Service: 10+
Date of Incident: 03/06/2010
Time of Incident: 2200hrs
Date of Death: 03/06/2010
Fire Department: Borodino Fire Department
Address: 2500 Nunnery RD, Skaneateles, NY 13152-8938
Fire Department Chief: Frank Marcheterre Jr.
Fire Department Website: http://borodinofiredept.org/
Incident Description: While riding in a rescue pumper en route to a barn collapse caused by heavy snow in the town of Spafford, Firefighter Marcheterre’s breathing became labored. An ambulance met the apparatus at the Spafford Fire Department on Route 41 and transported Firefighter Marcheterre to Cortland Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to an apparent heart attack.
Incident Location: 660 Route 41, Homer, NY 13077
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gerard Marcheterre at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 13 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 12 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 1 from a previous year incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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