The City of Watertown (NY) will now conduct its own investigation into what caused the death of city Firefighter Peyton Lane S. Morse following the incident at the state’s fire academy in early March.
What is now the fourth organization that will be investigating Firefighter Morse’s death, the city has retained a private investigative firm, AMRIC Associates Ltd., in Syracuse, to conduct an independent investigation into what happened. Morse became unresponsive while training at the NYS Academy of Fire Science on March 3. Nine days later, Firefighter Morse died in the Line of Duty at a Pennsylvania hospital; a Pennsylvania coroner has not yet determined the cause and manner of his death.
The NY State Police, NY State Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are also independently investigating FF Morse’s death, in addition to the private firm of AMRIC. AMRIC Associates is a professional investigative agency with 26 years of experience that provides investigation services to the insurance and legal communities.
As you know, Firefighter Morse, 21, died on March 12, nine days after suffering an emergency while training at the state fire academy in Montour Falls, near Watkins Glen. Morse, who was in his fifth week of training, was reportedly found unresponsive while completing a mask confidence training exercise with an SCBA. Alarms on the self-contained breathing apparatus reportedly went off before he was found not breathing and with no air remaining in his SCBA.
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