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Steven W. Tower

Interim Captain

On Monday, August 31, 2020, during a mandated physical fitness ability test at the New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord, New Hampshire, Interim Captain Steven W. Tower became ill and collapsed.  Aid was rendered to him and he was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away a short time later.  The cause of his death is under investigation.  Interim Captain Steven W. Tower retired four years ago from the Goffstown Fire Department after 30 years of service.  The town had asked him to come back as the Interim Fire Chief.  When Fire Chief Brian H. Allard was hired, he asked Interim Captain Tower to remain with the department and help with logistics.  At the time of Interim Captain Tower’s passing, he was taking a mandated physical fitness ability test in order to become a full-time Captain again with the department.  During his time as Interim Captain, he responded to fire incidents and was assigned exterior firefighting duties.

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

Department information

Goffstown Fire Department
18 Church ST
Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045

Chief: Brian H. Allard

Age: 54
Rank: Interim Captain
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: August 31, 2020 13:00
Date of death: August 31, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Public Assembly

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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