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Joseph “Joe” Maiello


Lieutenant Maiello was discovered deceased in his bed at the fire station on the morning of Dec. 26, 2021, when he failed to respond to a dispatch. His cause of death is presumed to be a heart attack.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Joseph “Joe” Maiello was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Fire Department of New York
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Age: 53
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 26, 2021 7:20 a.m.
Date of death: December 26, 2021
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 07, 2022