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Top Stories 2012: Pound Ridge’s Oldest Firefighter Dies

Carl Breuninger was the oldest active Pound Ridge firefighter when he died Nov, 21 at age 83.
Carl Breuninger was the oldest active Pound Ridge firefighter when he died Nov, 21 at age 83. Photo Credit: Bob Dumas

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Pound Ridge Daily Voice is taking a look back on the town’s Top 10 stories of 2012 .

On Nov. 21, Carl Breuninger, the oldest active firefighter in the Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, passed away at the age of 83 .

Breuninger was well-known throughout the town and was a lifelong Pound Ridge resident. He died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco – the same hospital where he was born – after suffering a stroke at work several days earlier.

Breuninger was a member of the Fire Department for 65 years. His father was a founding member of the department in 1933.

“Carl was an all-around nice guy,” Lt. James "Sam" Dodge III told The Pound Ridge Daily Voice . “His heart was into the town – especially the Fire Department. He was a mainstay and put forth a valiant effort. He attended most every call.”

Breuninger also worked for the town as superintendent of cemeteries.

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