Sunday, August 26, 2012

Firefighter Fatality

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Timothy J. Lamere
Rank: Assistant Chief
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 6
Date of Incident: 08/20/2012
Time of Incident: 2130hrs
Date of Death: 08/21/2012

Fire Department: Constable Volunteer Firemen, Inc.
Address: 1136 ST RT 122, Constable, NY 12926
Fire Department Chief: Jason Trombley

Incident Description: Assistant Chief Lamere collapsed at home following department training. Firefighters from Constable Fire Department and EMTs from Northern Ambulance transported Assistant Chief Lamere to Alice Hyde Medical Center where he later died from a cause still to be determined.
 Incident Location: Constable, NY

Funeral Arrangements: Services will be held Friday, August 24th @ 2 – 4pm & 7 – 9pm at the Constable Fire Station. The funeral will be held on Saturday, August 25th. @ 10am at the Constable Fire Station. Any department wishing to send apparatus for the procession should contact county dispatch.

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Chief Timothy J. Lamere at

To date, 55 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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