Arthur “Art” E Treon

County Fire Coordinator Treon responded to a working multi-family dwelling fire. While operating as fire coordinator, Treon began experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing. He was transported by EMS to a local hospital for a suspected heart attack.

Fire Coordinator Treon was admitted for possible pneumonia but subsequently passed away at approximately 2230hrs on November 19, 2014. The cause of death was listed as acute respiratory failure following exposure to carbon monoxide at a fire scene.

Location: USNG: 18S WJ 1677 1687

Department Information

Cape May County Office of Emergency Management
30 Mechanic St
U.S. National Grid: 18S WJ 1512 2600
Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210

Chief: Martin L. Pagliughi

Arthur “Art” E Treon was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 62 
Rank: County Fire Coordinator / Deputy OEM Coordinator 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Nov 18, 2014 20:19
Date of Death: Nov 19, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Support 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential