Off-duty death of FDNY EMT outside a school ruled suicide

Vladimir Sabatelli was a recent graduate of the FDNY EMS academy


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David Luces
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The death of a 24-year-old man who crashed his vehicle outside Susan Wagner High School late last month has been ruled a suicide, according to a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner.

The victim has been identified by multiple sources and colleagues online as off-duty FDNY EMT Vladimir Sabatelli of Brooklyn.

A recent graduate of the FDNY EMS academy, Sabatelli was assigned to Station 55 in the Bronx and worked as a volunteer firefighter with Richmond Engine Co. 1, located at 3664 Richmond Rd., according to a GoFundMe set up by colleagues read.

"During his time, Vlad was an outstanding member of our company and served the community of Richmondtown selflessly, responding to numerous fires, medical emergencies, and disasters within the confines of our large response area," the dedication said.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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