Frank Matagrano

Firefighter Frank Matagrano suffered cardiac arrest inside the fire apparatus while it was responding to an emergency call on 12/13/2017. His fellow crew members immediately initiated CPR and utilized an AED to successfully regain his pulse. He was transported to a local hospital, where he remained hospitalized for continued care. Doctors determined that Firefighter Matagrano suffered a stroke which caused his cardiac arrest. He never regained consciousness, and subsequently passed away on 12/23/2017 in the hospital.

Incident Location: 400 River Rd, New Milford, NJ 07646 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8233 3256)

Department Information

New Milford Fire Department
930 River RD
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8189 3076
New Milford, New Jersey 07646

Chief: Angelo DeCarlo

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

Age: 75 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Dec 13, 2017 23:00
Date of death: Dec 23, 2017 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident 
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: Store/Office