MOUNT VERNON, NY (CBSNewyork) — Funeral services will be held today for a Mount Vernon firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Kevin Townes, who was with the department for more than 25 years, died last week after apparently suffering a heart attack at the scene of a house fire.

The 54-year-old leaves behind a wife and four children.

He is the first Mount Vernon firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than 15 years.