Michael “Jerry” G. Galay, Firefighter

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On 11/21/18, Firefighter Michael Galay responded to smoke and a fire alarm activation at an office building. He returned from the incident and proceeded to assist several firefighters at Station 1 with the arrival of a new engine company. Galay then went home, where, on the morning of 11/22/18 at approximately 0645hrs, his wife attempted to wake him and found him unresponsive. CPR was administered and Galay was transported to the hospital where he died a short time later.  The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.

Department information

Green Knoll Fire Rescue
PO Box 6004
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

Chief: Robert Resuta

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

Age: 71
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 21, 2018 06:45
Date of death: November 22, 2018
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Store/Office