Barry Garfield Miller

While responding to an emergency call for a male with chest pain, Chief Miller died from injuries sustained when the fire department ambulance he was a passenger in collided with a slow moving backhoe loader. The driver and one other crew member on board the ambulance were not injured. The ambulance was traveling east on Bovee Road in Riga, New York, when the accident occurred. According to media reports quoting law enforcement officials, early morning sunshine and fog were contributing factors to the fatal accident which remains under investigation by local and state authorities.

Incident Location: Bovee Road and Brew Road, Riga, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T TN 6143 7010)

Department Information

Bergen Fire Department
PO Box 428, 10 Hunter ST
U.S. National Grid: 18T TN 6055 7492
Bergen, New York 14416-0428

Chief: Kevin Finucane

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

Age: 50 
Rank: Assistant Chief of EMS/Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Sep 23, 2015 07:25
Date of Death: Sep 23, 2015 
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road