Matthew John Porcari

The Owego Fire Department Company #3 responded to a mutual aid call. While performing interior attack on the structure, Captain Porcari and another firefighter fell through the floor of the structure. Both firefighters were transported to separate facilities. Captain Porcari succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival to the hospital. The other firefighter received burns and remains in serious condition.

Department Information

Owego Fire Department
87 North Avenue
Owego, New York 13827

Chief: Edward Franz

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 34 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Jan 22, 2013 
Date of Death: Jan 22, 2013 
Cause of Death: Collapse 
Nature of Death: Other 
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use:  
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