Posted at: 08/13/2013 12:35 PM
| Updated at: 08/13/2013 1:28 PM
By: WNYT Staff
SCHENECTADY - The fire department is mourning the sudden death of one of its fire captains.
Captain John Nicol, 47, died on Monday after an ATV accident.
Public Safety Commissioner, Wayne Bennett, tells NewsChannel 13 Nicol and a friend were riding on separate ATVs when they hit a gravel patch in Lewis County.
Nicole was thrown and died.
He's been with the Schenectady Fire Department since March of 1990.
He became a captain in November of 2006.
Bennett says the news came as fire crews were being called to two separate fires.
That made Monday a difficult day.