John Thomas Austin

Firefighter Austin’s engine company was dispatched to an EMS incident. As firefighters mounted the apparatus, Firefighter Austin failed to appear. Firefighters searched the fire station and found Firefighter Austin unconscious in a bathroom adjacent to the station watch desk.

Firefighters provided medical assistance and Firefighter Austin was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Firefighter Austin died as the result of a cardiac event.

Department Information

City of Quincy Fire Department
40 Quincy AVE
USNG: 19T CG 3511 7885
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Chief: Joseph P. Barron

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John Thomas Austin 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: 37 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Jul 8, 2013 
Date of death: Jul 8, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Responding 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: Store/Office