Louis Kelly, Deputy Fire Coordinator

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Deputy Fire Coordinator Kelly responded to a multi-alarm residential structure fire in Clark, New Jersey. He arrived on scene and assisted with operations at the Incident Command Post. While on scene, he suffered a medical emergency and went into cardiac arrest. He was immediately tended to by emergency responders, who performed CPR and utilized an AED to regain his pulse and breathing. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and while still hospitalized the following week, his condition deteriorated and he passed away on December 16, 2016.

Incident Location: Clark, NJ (U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 58 98)

Department information

Union County Fire Office of Emergency Management
300 North Ave. East
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 5559 0019
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

Chief: Chief Coordinator Fredrick Fretz

Louis Kelly 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: 70
Rank: Deputy Fire Coordinator
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 8, 2016 13:27
Date of death: December 16, 2016
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential