Trending Topics

N.Y. FF dies from complications of on-scene heart attack

Cumberland Head Firefighter Robert Boire experienced a heart attack while at the scene of an MVA

FR1 LODD.png

By Bill Carey

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced the on-duty death of Plattsburgh Firefighter Robert “Rory” Boire.

On Dec. 27, 2023, Boire responded to a motor vehicle accident when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he remained for two days.

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, he passed away from complications experienced as a result of the heart attack.

Boire’s obituary stated he was a United States Marine, honorably discharged in 1983, and then served with the Marine Corps Reserves until 1985. He joined again and was on active duty from 2001 to 2003 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Boire was a former member of the Beekmantown Fire Department, the Chazy Fire Department, and a current member of the Cumberland Head Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter, a stepson, several grandchildren and his siblings.