James C. Wilber

Assistant Fire Chief Wilber suffered an apparent cardiac event while responding to a motor vehicle accident call. Wilber was transported by the Unadilla Emergency Squad and Cooperstown Medical Transport to the Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney where he succumbed to his injury a short time later. Incident Location: 4062 Route 28, Franklin (U.S. National Grid: 18T VM 9555 9296)

Department Information

Franklin Fire Department
PO Box 8, 351 Main ST
U.S. National Grid: 18T VM 8633 8745
Franklin, New York 13775-0008

Chief: Tom Worden

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

Age: 58 
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Feb 9, 2014 08:30
Date of Death: Feb 9, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Pump Operations 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road