Incident Description: Captain Rose responded with members of his fire department to a mutual aid response call for a reported chimney fire. According to the fire department, when firefighters arrived on scene they observed fire coming from the ground floor. An entry team of firefighters from the Mt. Marion Fire Department entered the basement to extinguish the fire. During the interior firefighting operation, Captain Rose became separated from his team. Rose was quickly located by fellow firefighters and removed from the basement. Once outside, Captain Rose became unresponsive and firefighters initiated lifesaving measures. Captain Rose was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported by DIAZ Ambulance to the Health Alliance Hospital-Kingston Broadway Campus where efforts to revive Rose continued. In spite of all life saving measures, Captain Rose eventually succumbed to his injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: 11 Fel Qui Rd, Saugerties, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 7719 5477)
Mount Marion Fire Department
766 Kings Hwy
U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 8380 5451
Saugerties, New York 12477
Chief: Dave Ayers
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.