Jack Henry Gerard Rose

Captain Rose responded with members of his fire department to a mutual aid response call for a reported chimney fire. 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 interior fire fighting operations, 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 ambulance to the hospital where efforts to revive Rose continued.

In spite of all life saving measures, Captain Rose eventually succumbed to his injuries. His cause of death was the result of the inhalation of super-heated gases, leading to irreversible respiratory failure, subsequently resulting in cardiac arrest.

The cause of the fire was accidental, a wood burning stove situated too close to a wall.

Incident Location: 11 Fel Qui Rd, Saugerties, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 7719 5477)

Department Information

Mount Marion Fire Department
766 Kings Hwy
U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 8380 5451
Saugerties, New York 12477

Chief: Dave Ayers

Jack Henry Gerard Rose 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: 19 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Dec 19, 2015 18:59
Date of death: Dec 19, 2015 
Cause of death: Lost 
Nature of death: Asphyxiation 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential 

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