Raymond Schiebel, Lieutenant

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On March 5, Lieutenant Raymond Schiebel of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) went into cardiac arrest while operating at a fire in Brooklyn. Lieutenant Schiebel died two days later at a hospital. An investigation into the incident revealed that a paramedic allegedly failed to properly intubate Lieutenant Schiebel during resuscitation efforts, inserting the endotrachial tube into his esophagus instead of his trachea.

Department information

250 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: James Duggan

Raymond Schiebel was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 49
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 5, 1995
Date of death: March 7, 1995
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: N/A