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)
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.
|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|
|Fixed property use:||Store/Office|