Dale Edwin Jaynes, Firefighter/Chaplain

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Firefighter Jaynes served as the incident commander of a structure fire.  As firefighters mopped up the fire, Firefighter Jaynes collapsed.  He was taken to the hospital but died as the result of a heart attack on October 1, 2019.



Department information

Burdett Fire Department
4124 Lake Avenue
PO Box 238
Burdett, New York 14818

Chief: Jason Kelly

Dale Edwin Jaynes 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: 72
Rank: Firefighter/Chaplain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: September 16, 2019 12:30
Date of death: October 1, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Industry