George A. Turner, Jr.


At 1050hrs, Captain Turner and the members of his fire department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on a local expressway. The area had received snow in the early morning hours.

Captain Turner was removing snow from the top of his car to prepare for response to the fire station when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed. His car was located at the rear of his property so his collapse was not witnessed. Captain Turner was not discovered until hours later and was obviously deceased when he was found. He was pronounced dead at 1539hrs. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: Long Island Expressway (I-495) - USNG: 18T XL 23357 15863

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
George A. Turner, Jr. 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.

Department information

Jericho Fire Department
424 N Broadway
USNG: 18T XL 2349 1632
Jericho, New York 11753-2105

Chief: Carl E. Johnson

Age: 60
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 8, 2013 22:50
Date of death: March 8, 2013
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

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