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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

USFA LODD: New Jersey Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.28.2017

On April 10, 2017 as he was advancing hose line during mandatory live burn training, Firefighter William Gerace, 54, suffered a spiral fracture to his right fibula. On April 28, 2017 Firefighter Gerace's spouse contacted 911 from Gerace's residence as he was showing signs of severe respiratory difficulty. Upon the arrival of emergency responders, Firefighter Gerace stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. He was immediately transported to a local hospital with EMS performing CPR. CPR was continued at the hospital and, after approximately 20 minutes, doctors pronounced him deceased. Autopsy results showed that he suffered a pulmonary embolism, which was directly attributed to being a complication of his initial leg fracture and recovery process.
Our condolences to the Gerace Family & Friends, Gibbsboro Fire Company No. 1 Inc., and to all affected by Firefighter William Gerace’s passing. 

To date, 35 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-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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