USFA: New York On-Duty Death

After arriving at the scene, he collapsed

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief Robert White, Jr., 65, of the West Stockholm Fire Department on December 5, 2019.

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, at approximately 1930hrs., Chief Robert White responded to a residential structure fire in Potsdam, New York. After arriving at the scene, he collapsed and was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away. The cause and the nature of death have not yet been determined.

Tribute is being paid to Chief White, Jr. at

To date, 53 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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

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