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Alec Tannenbaum


Firefighter Alec Tannenbaum completed an on-duty shift Tuesday with the West Point Fire Department before responding to numerous storm-related alarms as a member of the Vails Gate Fire Department. Firefighter Tannenbaum was found unresponsive in his home late Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He was immediately transported to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent heart attack.

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

Department information

Vails Gate Fire Department
PO Box 184
Vails Gate, New York 12584

Chief: James Merritt

Age: 29
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 4, 2020 17:00
Date of death: August 4, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: August 06, 2020

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