NH fire captain dies during CPAT
Goffstown Fire Capt. Steven W. Tower, 54, became ill during the Candidate Physical Ability Test at the New Hampshire Fire Academy on Monday
By Laura French
CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire fire captain died Monday after suffering a medical emergency during a test at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.
Goffstown Fire Capt. Steven W. Tower, 54, became ill during the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at the academy in Concord, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Firefighters and paramedics on scene immediately rendered aid, New Hampshire Department of Safety Commissioner Robert L. Quinn said in a news release. Tower was transported by the Concord Fire Department to the hospital where he later died.
"The passing of Captain Steven Tower of the Goffstown Fire Department earlier today is a tragic loss for the Goffstown community and the Granite State," New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement. "My sincere condolences and prayers are with Captain Tower's family and the entire team at the Goffstown Fire Department."
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating Tower's death.