NY, Vt. fire departments remember chief who died from injuries on the job
WHITEHALL, N.Y. (WCAX) - Firefighters in Northern New York and Vermont are remembering one of their own after a local chief died from injuries on the job.
We’re told Second Assistant Chief James Brooks Jr. with the Whitehall Fire Department was hurt while responding to a structure fire in Dresden, New York, back in May.
In a Facebook post, crews say his aorta was torn and he was flown to the hospital. During surgery, Brooks reportedly had three strokes and was confined to a wheelchair and could only use his right arm.
He died Friday morning.
The Rutland Town Fire Department said in a Facebook post, “We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of one of our former members Jim Brooks."
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