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Firefighters Mourn Death Of 54-Year-Old Mount Vernon Firefighter

Kevin Townes died of an apparent heart attack.

Westchester firefighters today mourn the loss of one of their own, 54-year-old Mount Vernon firefighter Kevin Townes, who died of an apparent heart attack at the scene of a house fire this morning.

Townes, a 25-year veteran of the fire department, was one of more than 20 firefighters who raced to the scene of a fire early this morning on Lorraine Avenue.

Fire officials said Townes collapsed suddenly and died at Mount Vernon Hospital despite efforts to revive him.

Officials noted that Townes had recently passed a mandatory physical exam and city officials said the married father of three children was one of the city's outstanding firefighters.

In White Plains, firefighters there were quick to post a note about Townes on their Facebook page.

“RIP Brother Kevin Townes. Condolences to the MVFD and to the family and friends of our brother firefighter,” said the post from the White Plains Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 274.

Townes was raised in White Plains and resided in Hopewell Junction.

leesther brown December 09, 2011 at 12:15 AM
Rest In Peace "KEVO" Kevin Townes....Job Well Done...
jeff meyer December 09, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Very sad. My deepest condolences to the family and co-workers of Firefighter Townes. He is a true hero who sacrificed his life for the service of others while performing his duties in a dangerous profession. May he rest in peace. He will always be remembered. Jeff Meyer Tuckahoe, NY
Walter Ferguson December 09, 2011 at 04:30 PM
When Mount Vernon Firefighters lost their brother the other morning--- all Firefighters lost a brother. May his family know that we are all praying for them in this time of need,
JJ December 09, 2011 at 06:01 PM
This is as sad as it gets this time of the year. RIP Sir and May God Bless your family.

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