Louis Kelly

Deputy Fire Coordinator Kelly responded to a multi-alarm residential structure fire in Clark, NJ. 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.

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

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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