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Thursday, December 22, 2016

USFA LODD: New Jersey Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 12.16.2016

Deputy  Fire Coordinator Louis Kelly, 70, on December 8, 2016 at 1327hrs, responded to a multi-alarm residential structure fire in Clark, NJ.  He arrived on scene and assisted with operations at the Incident Command Post.  While on scene, he suffered a medical emergency and went into cardiac arrest.  He was immediately tended to by emergency responders, who performed CPR and utilized an AED to regain his pulse and breathing.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and while still hospitalized the following week, his condition deteriorated and he passed away on December 16, 2016.
Our condolences to the Kelly Family & Friends, Union County Fire Office of Emergency Management, and to all affected by Deputy Fire Coordinator Louis Kelly’s passing.   
To date, 86 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Yea-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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