James Steven Foote

Firefighter Foote was participating in a work detail at the fire station; he was cutting down 2 dead trees on fire department grounds. Upon entering the fire station to warm up, Firefighter Foote suddenly collapsed. Other firefighters provided medical aid and he was transported to a local hospital. Despite the efforts of firefighters and hospital staff, Firefighter Foote died of a heart attack.

Firefighter Foote was a past Fire Chief and currently served as a Fire Commissioner for the Summit Fire Department.

Incident Location: 2912 ST RT 10, Summit, NY 12175-0400 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WN 3393 1449)

Department Information

Summit Fire Department
2912 ST RT 10
U.S. National Grid: 18T WN 3393 1449
Summit, New York 12175-0400

Chief: Don Clarke

James Steven Foote was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 57 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Nov 18, 2014 19:51
Date of death: Nov 18, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Store/Office