USFA On-Duty Death: New Jersey

United States Fire Administration
14 April 2023

Earlier: New Jersey Firefighter Dies after Back-to-Back Alarms

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Anthony “Tony” Cornelius Duivenvoorde, 62, of the Sussex Fire Department on 12 April 2023.

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Firefighter Anthony “Tony” Cornelius Duivenvoorde responded to two emergency calls; the last response was a fire at a diner. After extinguishment, he returned to the station and went home. At approximately 8:30 p.m. that evening, he was found deceased from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 62
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 12, 2023 9:07 a.m.
Date of death: April 12, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2023 currently is 22.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2023.

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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