Retired NY fire Lt. dies of 9/11-related illness

Retired White Plains Fire Department Lt. Clark Douglass, 53, was one of 60 members of his department who assisted the FDNY after the World Trade Center attacks


By FireRescue1 Staff

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A retired fire lieutenant died Saturday of a 9/11-related illness.

Lohud.com reported that retired White Plains Fire Department Lt. Clark Douglass, 53, was one of around 60 members of his department who went to help FDNY in rescue and recovery efforts after the World Trade Center attacks.

Retired White Plains Fire Department Lt. Clark Douglass, 53, was one of around 60 members of his department who went to help FDNY in rescue and recovery efforts after the World Trade Center attacks. (Photo/Obitree)
Retired White Plains Fire Department Lt. Clark Douglass, 53, was one of around 60 members of his department who went to help FDNY in rescue and recovery efforts after the World Trade Center attacks. (Photo/Obitree)

According to Patch.com, Douglass retired in March due to his illness after a 30-year fire career.

The Douglass family has a long-standing tradition in the fire service. Douglass’ grandfather and brother were firefighters, his father was a deputy chief and his nephew is currently a firefighter as well.

Douglass leaves behind his wife, JoAnn and three children.

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