James C Wilber

Assistant Fire Chief Wilber suffered a heart attack while responding to an emergency. He was transported to a local hospital but died as a result of his illness.

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

James C Wilber 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: 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: Responding 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: