USFA On-Duty Death: New Jersey

United States Fire Administration
23 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Vincent Doffont, 37, of the Harrison Fire Department on 19 March 2022.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Vincent Doffont had returned to the fire station from a training exercise assisting newer members with structural roof venting.  While in the shower, Firefighter/EMT Doffont collapsed and was found unconscious by fellow firefighters.  He was immediately rushed to the University Hospital in Newark where he was pronounced deceased.  The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

Age: 37
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 19, 2022 2:30 p.m.
Date of death: March 19, 2022
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 27.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

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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