NY firefighter dies 2 weeks after medical emergency on duty

The BVFD shared the loss of Firefighter Dale Jaynes, along with a touching poem dubbing Dale Jaynes as “The Godfather of the Burdetthood”


By FireRescue1 Staff 

BURDETT, N.Y. — The Burdett Volunteer Fire Department is mourning the loss of Firefighter Dale Jaynes, who died two weeks after suffering a medical emergency while on duty Sept. 16.

According to FireFighterCloseCalls.com, Jaynes was also the Deputy Fire Coordinator for Schuyler County. 

Dale Jaynes was also the Deputy Fire Coordinator for Schuyler County (Photo/Dale Jaynes, Facebook)
Dale Jaynes was also the Deputy Fire Coordinator for Schuyler County (Photo/Dale Jaynes, Facebook)

In a Facebook post, the BVFD shared a touching tribute to Jaynes from Firefighter Tom Strong:

As I sit here reading posts on Facebook
I don’t know what to say
My thoughts, prayers and condolences
Goes out to the Burdett community today

They say a community
Is only as strong as the people in it
With Dale Jaynes
This community never quit

He was more than a fireman
Name tags were many without a doubt
If I wrote down what he did
Before I finished my ink would run out

I always seen him with a smile
No matter where in town
He was quick with a wise remark
It would turn your day around

From his wife to the men in the fire department
He helped them out the best he could
They all respected and looked up to him
Like he was The Godfather of the Burdetthood

So let’s bow our heads
And pray
And say thank you Dale
For what you did everyday

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