Cosmo Paris

Firefighter Paris and the members of his fire department responded to an automatic fire alarm in a building. A fire watch was ordered and was in effect for 16 hours. Firefighter Paris participated in the fire watch until it was concluded. As he drove home, Firefighter Paris suffered a heart attack. He was discovered by police, treated, and transported to the hospital but he could not be revived.

Incident Location: 696 Anderson AVE, Cliffside Park, NJ (USNG: 18T WL 8546 2020)

Department Information

Cliffside Park Fire Department
525 Palisade AVE
USNG: 18T WL 8534 1942
Cliffside Park, New Jersey 07010

Chief: Brian Martone

Cosmo Paris 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: 59 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Jan 6, 2014 08:01
Date of death: Jan 8, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Returning 
Fixed property use: Educational