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Charles “Chuck” Gallant


On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, Lieutenant Charles “Chuck” Gallant worked an overtime shift at the station where he participated in a training exercise and responded to a call. After his shift, he returned home and went to sleep. The next morning, he was found deceased by family members. It was later determined he passed away from a heart attack on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023.

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

Department information

Rye Fire Rescue
555 Washington RD
Rye, New Hampshire 03870

Chief: Mark Cotreau

Age: 56
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 14, 2023 6:00 p.m.
Date of death: December 14, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Unknown
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: February 01, 2024