NY firefighter dies following training

The Big Tree volunteer firefighter became ill during SCBA training


By FireRescue1 Staff

HAMBURG, N.Y. — A 26-year-old New York firefighter died Wednesday night after participating in routine training.

The Big Tree Volunteer Firefighter, whose name has not been released, became ill during SCBA training on Monday at the fire hall in Hamburg, according to WIVB.

The firefighter was transported to a local hospital where his condition rapidly deteriorated.

The funeral for Firefighter Eleam will be held on Friday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219. A viewing will also be held on Jan. 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location. Flowers can be sent directly to the church.

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