Firefighters Turn Out To Honor Fallen Volunteer

Firefighters Turn Out To Honor Fallen Volunteer

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It was a long procession for a Brasher-Winthrop volunteer firefighter who died after battling a massive fire in Massena Friday night.

Firefighters say 62 year old David Carr died in the line of duty.

"It's part of brotherhood, it's what the fire department is all about," Assistant Parishville Fire Chief John Liebfred said. "The family is never going to be alone.”

It was a sign of respect and a show of honor. Dozens of fire trucks from St. Lawrence County and parts of Franklin County lined up outside Massena Memorial Hospital to escort their fellow firefighter and brother David Carr to a funeral home in Moira. 

Many knew Carr from working with him.

"Back in 1998 when I took firefighting essentials for the first time after I got in, Dave was refreshing his firefighting essentials," Liebfred said, so I've known him 20 years personally on-scene and off-scene.”

Carr died Saturday after being out at a warehouse fire in Massena Friday night. The Brasher-Winthrop Fire Department is calling it a line-of-duty death.

Led by the the Brasher-Winthrop Fire Department, the hearse left the hospital with a line of fire truck lights stretching as far as the eye could see..

The procession stopped for a salute at  the department Carr volunteered at for decades.

At the department is a memorial for Carr, with his gear and a picture to remember his life and service...

Some firefighters said the escort for the funeral on Friday could have even more fire trucks. 

That's funeral is at St. Patrick's Church, just down the road from the Brasher-Winthrop Fire Department.

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