At 1420hrs, Firefighter William N. Tolley and members of Ladder 135, along with additional fire units, responded to a fire in a second floor apartment in a five-story apartment building at 1615 Putnam Avenue in Queens. Firefighter Tolley, who was assigned as his unit’s outside ventilation firefighter, was accessing the roof of the structure when he fell five stories. Firefighter Tolley was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where he succumbed to the injuries sustained in the fall.
Fire Department New York City
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Chief: James E. Leonard
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Apr 20, 2017 14:20|
|Date of death:||Apr 20, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Fall|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Duty type:||On-Scene Fire|
|Fixed property use:||Residential|