FDNY EMT suffers cardiac arrest; dies suddenly while on duty

8 month ago

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A FDNY EMT died of a sudden cardiac attack while on duty in the Bronx on Friday, authorities said.

43-year-old Frederick Whiteside, a 22-year veteran of the department, suffered a medical emergency while working at a 911 dispatch center.

“This is a heartbreaking loss for New York’s Bravest, and for our entire city,” said Mayor Eric Adams.

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  • “EMT Whiteside spent his career helping those in need, saving the lives of New Yorkers. We join the entire Fire Department and every New Yorker in mourning his loss, and pray for EMT Whiteside, his family, and his friends.”

    Whiteside leaves behind his daughter, mother, and brother. Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh called him a “dedicated public servant and front-line worker.”

    “We are saddened by his sudden passing and join his family and friends in mourning his loss.”