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Daniel S. DeWolf


On Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, Firefighter Daniel S. DeWolf responded to the scene of a chimney fire. While attempting to establish a water supply line, he collapsed. EMS on scene immediately initiated CPR. Firefighter DeWolf was then transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of his death has yet to be determined. Firefighter DeWolf was past chief of the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department from 2015 to 2016.

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

Department information

Fairville Volunteer Fire Department
2963 Route 88 North
Newark, New York 14513

Chief: RJ Forjone

Age: 52
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 21, 2024 7:24 p.m.
Date of death: January 21, 2024
Cause of fatal injury: Unknown
Nature of fatal injury: Unknown
Activity type: Setup
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: January 23, 2024