Gerald “Bear” M Celecki

Fire Police Officer Celecki collapsed while directing traffic at an emergency incident. Celecki, who was also chief of the Middlesex County Fire Police, was treated on-scene by fellow responders and transported to the hospital but succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: 424 Parker Ave., South Amboy, NJ 08879 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 6063 8051)

Department Information

South Amboy Fire Department
140 N Broadway
U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 6096 8177
South Amboy, New Jersey 08879

Chief: Michael Geraltowski

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

Age: 70 
Rank: Fire Police Officer 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Oct 14, 2015 08:16
Date of Death: Oct 14, 2015 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Scene Safety 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road