Jeffrey Scheuerer

While conducting a controlled burn in Hunterdon County with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, Firefighter Scheuerer was struck by a motor vehicle driven by a civilian. The accident apparently happened after the wind shifted causing heavy smoke from the controlled burn to reduce visibility on the road where Scheuerer was present. Firefighter Scheuerer did not survive the injuries he sustained when struck by the vehicle.

Department Information

New Jersey Forest Fire Service
240 Main Street
Andover, New Jersey 07821

Chief: NJ Division Fire Warden Jason Von Oesen

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

Age: 35 
Rank: District Forest Fire Warden/Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident Date: Mar 28, 2013 11:30
Date of Death: Mar 28, 2013 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type:  
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use:  
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Memorial Fund Information

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Readington Volunteer Fire Company, 6 Hillcrest Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ.