Frank Matagrano, Firefighter

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Firefighter Matagrano and the members of his fire department were dispatched to a water leak incident on December 13, 2017, at approximately 2300hrs. Firefighter Matagrano suffered a medical emergency in the apparatus while responding. Other firefighters immediately initiated CPR and utilized an AED. He was transported to the hospital and remained hospitalized until his death on December 23, 2017. His death was caused by a CVA (stroke).

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

Frank Matagrano 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: 75
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 13, 2017 23:00
Date of death: December 23, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Store/Office