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Friday, July 22, 2016

USFA LODD: New York Fire Coordinator On-Duty Death Notification 07.20.2016

On July 20, 2016 at 1520hrs, while performing maintenance on a county radio tower, Tioga County Fire Coordinator John Scott, 71, was struck when the driver of a county vehicle was backing up.  Fire Coordinator John Scott was then transported to UHS Wilson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Tioga County issued the following statement on Scott's death:

"Since 1999, John Scott has been the Tioga County Fire Coordinator. John’s service has been extensive in Tioga County as well as New York State. A member of the Campville Fire Department for over 45 years, Coordinator Scott served in leadership roles in the Campville Fire Department including Fire Chief. He also served as Town of Owego Fire District Commissioner prior to becoming the Tioga County Fire Coordinator in 1999. At the state level, John served on the Board of the New York State Chiefs Association and served on the planning committee for the annual New York State Fire Chiefs Convention.

Scott was a valued worker of Tioga County and Tioga County Public Information Officer, Doug Barton says "no one can replace him."

Our condolences to the Scott Family & Friends, Tioga County Bureau of Fire, and to all affected by Tioga County Fire Coordinator John Scott’s passing.   

To date, 44 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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