Thomas J Kolarick

Deputy Chief Kolarick returned to the firehouse after a fire alarm response. Inside of the firehouse, Kolarick suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he remained hospitalized until the time of his passing.

Department Information

Protection Fire Company #1
420 Smith Street
Keasbey, New Jersey 08832

Chief: Thomas F. Barry III

Thomas J Kolarick 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: Deputy Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Sep 17, 2015 
Date of death: Nov 11, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type:  
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: