New York Firefighter Dies While Training with County USAR Team

By Bill Carey
13 June 2022

SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York – The New York Post and other local news outlets have reported on the announcement of the death of a former Long Island fire chief during training on Saturday.

In a Facebook post on Saturday the Hauppauge Fire Department stated that Ex-Chief Stephen A. Feron of the Truck Company died during training with the Suffolk County Urban Search and Rescue Team.

The Post stated unnamed sources told them that Feron’s death occurred during water rescue drills.

There were no specific comments from the family and officials.

Photo courtesy of the Hauppauge Fire Department/Facebook.

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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