Paul Warhola, Firefighter

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Firefighter Warhola was the chauffeur of an engine company that responded to a fire alarm activation in an apartment building. As his crew investigated the alarm, Firefighter Warhola remained with his apparatus. When firefighters emerged from the building, Firefighter Warhola told other firefighters that he was experiencing weakness, dizziness, and that he was having difficulty breathing. Firefighters transported Firefighter Warhola back to the firehouse and requested EMS. Firefighter Warhola was transported to the hospital but later died as the result of a stroke. Incident Location: 164 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (USNG: 18T WL 8758 0810).

Department information

New York City Fire Department
9 Metro Tech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

Paul Warhola 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: 47
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 12, 2009 15:30
Date of death: August 14, 2009
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: Water Supply
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

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