Robert E. White, Jr., Chief

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On Thursday, December 5, 2019, at approximately 1930hrs., Chief Robert White responded to a residential structure fire in Potsdam, New York.  After arriving at the scene, he collapsed and was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away.  The cause and the nature of death have not yet been determined.

Department information

West Stockholm Fire Department
137 County Route 57
West Stockholm, New York 13696

Chief: First Assistant Matthew Tuper

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

Age: 65
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 5, 2019 19:30
Date of death: December 5, 2019
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential