Tioga Fire Coordinator John Scott Added to NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall

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John V. Scott, former Tioga County Fire Coordinator who died in July 2016 when hit by a truck during a work detail, have his name added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall, according to a statement from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The memorial honors the memory and heroism of the first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty.

During the annual Fire Prevention Week and Firefighter Appreciation Day, the state will engrave John V. Scott, 77, of Campville, and the names of 20 other fallen firefighters to the Memorial Wall at the Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Some of this information is from the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs: Tioga County Fire Coordinator John V. Scott, was killed in the line of duty on July 20, 2016, while doing maintenance at a Tioga County radio tower on Carmichael Road in the Town of Owego, according to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office.

At the time, Scott was the chairman of the NYSAFC Conference Committee and throughout the year was actively involved in the planning and production of the annual event, which is one of the largest fire service conferences and expos in the nation.

Scott had served as Tioga County Fire Coordinator since 1999. He was also a past-Chief and 46-year member of the Campville Fire Department. Scott also served as a Town of Owego Fire District Commissioner, a fire investigator and as a member of the Tioga County Search and Rescue, and Haz-Mat teams.

John V. Scott was laid to rest on July 25, 2016.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the Memorial Wall honors the memory and heroism of the first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty.