USFA On-Duty Death: New Jersey

United States Fire Administration
25 October 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Safety Officer Nicholas Prioli, 89, of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company on 23 October 2021.

On Sat., Oct. 23, 2021, Safety Officer Nicholas Prioli responded to the fire department for a call of a vehicle extrication that was ultimately cancelled.  He left the fire house and was returning home when he experienced a medical emergency.  Emergency personnel responded to the scene where they found Safety Officer Prioli in cardiac arrest.  He passed away shortly thereafter.

Age: 89
Rank: Safety Officer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 23, 2021 2:45 a.m.
Date of death: October 23, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 109.

Go here to read the numbers of on-duty deaths due to COVID-19.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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