OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own today.
The department sadly reports the sudden passing of Firefighter Scott Davis, according to Assistant Chief Jeff McCrobie.
Davis, 46, died unexpectedly over the weekend downstate.
Firefighter Davis was a 14-year, well-respected member of the Oswego Fire Department, McCrobie said.
â€œIt was a complete shock to all of us,â€ McCrobie said. â€œWe were notified by some family members.â€
Calling hours will be Wednesday afternoon at Nelson Funeral Home, the assistant chief said.
(His obituary is here.)
â€œWe are planning a memorial service at the funeral home for 6 p.m.,â€ he added. â€œWe are anticipating a large contingent of professional firefighters will turn out for the service.â€
Davis was a veteran firefighter â€“ critical care technician.
He had just come off duty and was visiting family, according to John Geraci, president of the local firefightersâ€™ union.
Since Davis died within 24 hours of coming off his shift, under the Hometown Heroes Law of 2003, the death is considered â€œin the line of duty,â€ he pointed out.