Mount Vernon, NY (December 8, 2011)

Kevin Townes, a 54-year-old Firefighter dies on the line of duty, and leaves behind a wife and three children, and two brothers.

Kevin Townes was called to a fire at 2:45 am to Lorraine Avenue, and as he put on his gear like he did for the last 25 years at the scene he collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack.   His fellow firefighters tried everything in their power to save him, but, he was gone so quick.  When he collapsed he didn’t even extend his arms to break his fall, it was massive.

Firefighter Kevin Townes was larger than life when he entered a room, you knew he was there.  If he came to an event, he was the event.  He was dedicated to sports, football and softball.  He was just an all round type of guy, he was loved by the community he served, said a close source.

Our Condolences to the Mount Vernon Firefighters family.


The Westchester News Frontpage

Made on a Mac

Firefighter Kevin Townes was laid to rest today after a service at Grace Baptist Church in the City of Mount Vernon, NY.   The Mount Vernon Firefighters lined up down the street with respect and humble honor, as Kevin Townes body in a coffin draped in the American Flag as he passes slowly down the street, as the fire fighters stand in command, as their brother’s body is carried on a new fire truck.   They called Kevin Townes their brother and said, it was painful to say goodbye to him, but, now his family is our concern, taking care of them is our priority.  Kevin Townes laid to rest, December 15, 2011.

Kevin Townes, 12 year-old son walks holding his mother Patricia Townes hand, and the NYPD salute the fallen Firefighters body as it passes by them at his funeral in Mount Vernon, New York.