Firefighter trainee dies after being stricken in upstate NY

A 21-year-old man who suffered a medical emergency during firefighter training in upstate New York died nine days after being stricken.

Posted: Mar 13, 2021 11:17 AM

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A 21-year-old man who suffered a medical emergency during firefighter training in upstate New York died nine days after being stricken. Fire officials say Peyton Morse died Friday afternoon at Guthrie Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He had been training to become a firefighter in Watertown. Morse had been participating in an 11-week training course at the State Academy of Fire Science Training on March 3 near Watkins Glen. WWNY-TV says he had been working with a breathing apparatus when he became unresponsive and was taken to the hospital in nearby Pennsylvania. Police and state officials are investigating the incident.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2729595

Reported Deaths: 57534
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings35008110971
Queens32689410411
Suffolk2554533688
Nassau2261353332
Bronx2133646806
New York1767984665
Westchester1481672356
Erie1248032050
Monroe976581253
Richmond928091973
Orange62183944
Onondaga59393818
Rockland55509783
Dutchess37964510
Albany34399413
Oneida33196643
Niagara28724419
Broome28212434
Saratoga24658225
Schenectady19328245
Ulster19063291
Rensselaer17411193
Chautauqua14985195
Oswego14170135
Putnam13145101
Chemung12834175
St. Lawrence12815143
Steuben12484190
Ontario11683119
Jefferson11388106
Wayne10251103
Cattaraugus9983157
Cayuga9729113
Sullivan958890
Genesee8633144
Herkimer8312143
Clinton809948
Fulton7854115
Tompkins741461
Madison7365109
Warren730096
Livingston722176
Montgomery7191162
Washington668580
Tioga634473
Cortland609489
Allegany5988122
Columbia5693113
Chenango554795
Orleans549496
Franklin541526
Otsego537063
Wyoming530266
Greene493189
Delaware439951
Lewis420340
Seneca324567
Essex298438
Schoharie268124
Yates198534
Schuyler193320
Hamilton5133
Unassigned1432
Out of NY0339
Utica
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 31°
Oneonta
Mostly Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 29°
Herkimer
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 31°
Old Forge
Partly Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 31°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
2022 WKTV Golf Card only $99.99
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Stuff the Bus Locations
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve