David E Carr, Firefighter-Operator

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On November 3, 2017, Firefighter-Operator Carr responded with his fire department on a mutual aid call to an industrial fire of 5,800 tons of burning wood pellets inside of a large metal warehouse. Firefighters, with the aid of the company president who brought in an excavator from another work site to tear down the walls and roof of the building, worked through the night to bring the fire under control.

After being released from the scene, Firefighter-Operator Carr returned with his fire department to the firehouse to clean and put away equipment. Firefighter-Operator Carr then departed for home, where, later in the morning, he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Incident Location: Curran Renewable Energy, 26 Trade Dr, Massena, NY 13662 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WQ 0885 7295)

Department information

Brasher - Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department
708 ST HWY 11C POB 11
U.S. National Grid: 18T WQ 1710 6048
Winthrop, New York 13697

Chief: Patrick Kowalchuk

David E Carr 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: 62
Rank: Firefighter-Operator
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 3, 2017 21:25
Date of death: November 4, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: After