Barry W Van Horn

Firefighter Van Horn responded to a fire alarm call at 07:25 hours on March 25, 2015. After the call, he returned to his office to fill out the fire report of the incident (Firefighter Van Horn was also the municipal Fire Official). He felt ill, however, and went home. Shortly thereafter, around noon, Firefighter Van Horn suffered a heart attack. He was transported by ambulance to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center where he remained until his death on March 27, 2015. Incident Location: Pending

Department Information

Somerville Fire Department - West End Hose Company #3
133 West High Street
U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 3245 9123
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

Chief: Bob Lynn Jr.

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

Age: 63 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Mar 25, 2015 07:25
Date of Death: Mar 27, 2015 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: In-Station Duties 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: After 
Fixed Property Use: Residential