NY firefighter struck, killed by ambulance

Port Jervis Fire Department Firefighter Nicholas McKeon was asleep in front of the bay door when the ambulance struck him on its way out

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By News Staff

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — An ambulance struck and killed a Port Jervis firefighter as it was leaving to respond to a call on Sunday morning.

Officials believe Firefighter Nicholas McKeon, 22, was sleeping by the bay door when the ambulance hit him on its way out, Recordonline.com reports.

Fire department officials issued a statement on Facebook.

“The Officers and members of the PJFD would like to express our deepest sympathy and offer our prayers and thoughts to his family, fellow firefighters and friends,” the post read.


Tragically, the Port Jervis Fire Department lost a exceptional, dedicated and hard working young member of our...

Posted by Port Jervis Fire Department on Monday, June 24, 2019


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