Anthony Spano, Firefighter

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Firefighter Spano worked his shift which included one or more emergency response calls, including a “lift assist” call where he complained of back pain. Fewer than 24 hours later and just after coming off of his duty shift, Firefighter Spano passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported when he fell ill while exercising at a gym.

Incident Location: 85 Shepard Street, Chicopee, MA (U.S. National Grid: 18T XM 9652 7262)

Department information

Chicopee Fire Department
80 Church Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020

Chief: Dean Desmarais

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 47
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 29, 2017 09:48
Date of death: March 30, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire