Battalion Chief Robert Schnibbe, 57

A life given in duty.

Daily News reports:

” NEW YORK (AP) _ A Westchester County firefighter died after suffering a heart attack while responding to a fire Friday.

Battalion Chief Robert Schnibbe Jr., 57, of the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department, suffered the attack while directing firefighters at a house under construction in Irvington, the department said. “Chief Schnibbe was one of the most widely known and respected fire officials in Westchester County and throughout the State,” the department said in a statement.

Schnibbe had served in his department for 39 years and was chief officer from 1977 to 2001.”