19 year-old Jack Rose, who was just elected captain of the Mt. Marion Fire Department, lost his life in the line of duty.

Rose of Saugerties, New York died while fighting a chimney fire in Ulster County Saturday, December 19th. He became separated from his team in the basement of the home. Rose was unresponsive at the scene and passed away at the hospital from his injuries.

Chief Dave Ayers says the department "is devastated over the loss of such a young life and a devoted member of the community. Rose was loved by all in the fire service who knew him."

Condolences poured in from fire departments across the country.

Our condolences to Captain Rose's family and the brothers and sisters of the Mt. Marion FD. From the Sparrow Bush FD.

"Hoosic Valley Fire Co. Sends their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and to the district."

"Our condolences to the brothers and sisters of Mt. Marion Fire District from the Officers and Members of Central Engine Co. # 6 and the Central Nyack Fire Dept in Rockland County. Sorry for your loss. Rest easy Capt. Rose."

"The Quaker Street Volunteer Fire Dept sends our thoughts and prayers to your department and the Rose family. Jack, may you rest peacefully, we'll take it from here."

"Prayers and condolences from the Mahwah NJ FD, Company 2."

"Prayers and condolences at this difficult time from the men and women of Marion Fire-EMS in Marion, Virginia."

"Condolences from the Officers and Members of the City of Duquesne, Pa.

Emily Wagner

The Captain Jack Rose Memorial fund, set up at GoFundMe has already raised over $8,000.

The cause of the fire and the death of Rose are still under investigation.

Funeral arrangements are being made through Seamon-Wilsey of Saugerties.


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