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Robert “Rory” Boire


On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, Firefighter Robert “Rory” Boire responded to the scene of a car accident when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he remained for 2 days. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, he passed away from complications experienced as a result of the heart attack.

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

Department information

Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department
38 Firehouse LN
Plattsburgh, New York 12901

Chief: Mike Provost

Age: 64
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 27, 2023 11:00 a.m.
Date of death: January 3, 2024
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: January 30, 2024