Ethan C. Cunningham


Firefighter Cunningham completed his last shift on Wednesday, February 5, 2017 at 1600hrs. During the shift, he responded to one emergency incident and participated in strenuous hose training. He was found deceased by a family member at home early on February 6, 2017.

Incident Location: Intersection of Oak ST and Hawley AVE, Syracuse, NY (Fuel leak - not found) (U.S. National Grid: 18T VN 0771 6757)

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Ethan C. Cunningham was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Syracuse Fire Department
511 South State Street - 607 Public Safety Bldg
National Grid: 18T VN 0658 6665
Syracuse, New York 13202

Chief: Paul Linnertz

Age: 46
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 5, 2017 10:30
Date of death: February 6, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After

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