Coronavirus News: Beloved White Plains firefighter dies of COVID-19

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
(White Plains Professional Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 274/Facebook)
White Plains Professional Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 274/Facebook

WESTCHESTER CO. (WABC) -- A community is mourning a White Plains firefighter who died of COVID-19.

White Plains Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 274 announced the death of Deputy Chief Edward Ciocca over the weekend.

Ciocca was a loving father, devoted fireman, a leader and a caring friend.

He was a second generation firefighter who served for 35 years and rose to the ranks of Deputy Chief just like his father.

"A consummate professional, he was always calm, cool and collected whether inside a burning building or in command of operations from the outside. He cared for his men deeply as if they were his sons, and always put first the well-being of not only them but their families as well."

Ciocca will be honored Tuesday in front of McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home.


COVID-19 Help, Information and Resources


Grieving the lost: Tri-State residents who have died

New York state

New Jersey


New York City

Long Island


Share your coronavirus story with Eyewitness News

Stimulus check scams and other coronavirus hoaxes

Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus