New York USAR team member and former Long Island fire chief dies during water rescue drills, US
A Long Island fire fighter died while conducting drills Saturday morning, died Saturday, 11 June 2022. Former Hauppauge Fire Chief Stephen Feron died suddenly while training with the Suffolk County Urban Search and Rescue Team, the Hauppauge Fire Department said. He died during water rescue drills. Feron was the second person in his family to serve as fire chief in the hamlet; his father, also named Stephen, served as chief from 1985 to 1988, officials said.
His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office by the Central Islip Hauppauge Ambulance Company, where neighbouring fire departments gathered to pay their respects.
Feron’s family members declined to talk about the fatal incident when contacted by media and fire officials could not be reached for further comment.
Source: Centre Moriches Fire Department, New York Post
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