Westchester battalion fire chief dies in line of duty

? A Westchester battalion chief and longtime Hastings firefighter was mourned Saturday following his death in the line of duty. Officials say 57-year-old Robert Schnibbe Jr. collapsed at the scene of

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2006, 11:11 PM

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Westchester battalion fire chief dies in line of duty
? A Westchester battalion chief and longtime Hastings firefighter was mourned Saturday following his death in the line of duty.
Officials say 57-year-old Robert Schnibbe Jr. collapsed at the scene of a house fire he was coordinating in Irvington Friday night. He was taken to Dobbs Ferry Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined.
Schnibbe had led the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department as chief for 20 years and was appointed Westchester County Battalion Fire Chief in 2003.


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