Former New York Fire Commissioner Dies at Station

Ronald Keddie, the former chief and commissioner of the Sheridan Fire District, was found unresponsive as he was preparing to run a call Weds.


Firefighters in New York are mourning the loss of one of their own, their former chief.

Ronald Keddie was found unresponsive in the Sheridan Firehouse as he was preparing to respond on a call Wednesday, according to WIVB.

Keddie also served three terms as commissioner of the Sheridan Fire District.

He was a 51-year member of Sheridan Fire Department, where he was chief for two terms. Keddie was a past president, and also served with the Silver Creek Emergency Squad.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Mackowiak Funeral Home on Doughty Street in Dunkirk.

Keddie's funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Sheridan Fire Station.

This was the second tragic death Sheridan firefighters have had to deal with recently. In December, Chief Jeff Roberts, 33, was killed while hunting.