Veteran N.Y. firefighter dies from surgery complications

Elvis Reyes was a 20-year veteran of the Rochester Fire Department, where two of his sons, Reid and Remington, also serve as firefighters


By FireRescue1 Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Firefighters are mourning the loss of Elvis Reyes, a 20-year veteran of the Rochester Fire Department, who died after suffering complications during surgery, 10 News reported.

Reyes was known for the rescue of two people from a fire in 2009, as well as for helping to instruct firefighters in the Dominican Republic. Reyes also volunteered for several emergency operations, including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. 

His two sons, Reid and Remington, also serve as firefighters with the RFD.

“Firefighter Reyes was an outstanding, dedicated firefighter who was very committed to serving the community,” Chief Felipe Hernandez Jr. said. “We will always remember him for his great smile and the positive energy he brought whenever he entered a room.”

 

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