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Edward John Ciocca

Deputy Fire Chief

While on duty, Deputy Fire Chief Ciocca contracted COVID-19 from working with other firefighters who subsequently tested positive for the virus.

Incident Location: 77 So. Lexington Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

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

Department information

White Plains Fire Department
77 So. Lexington Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

Chief: Richard L. Lyman

Age: 62
Rank: Deputy Fire Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 24, 2020
Date of death: May 1, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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