Natalie N. Dempsey, Firefighter

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Firefighter Dempsey responded to her fire station for a structure fire dispatch.  She was the driver and the sole occupant of her personal vehicle, a 2001 Honda Accord.  As she responded, her vehicle left the roadway, swiped a guardrail with the passenger side door area, returned back to the roadway, crossed both lanes of traffic, and struck a guardrail on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The guardrail went through the windshield, passenger compartment, and rear window of her vehicle.  Firefighter Dempsey died due to physical trauma.  She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Incident Location: Pending

Department information

Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company
6478 Dehirsch Avenue
Mizpah, New Jersey 08342

Chief: Jay Davenport

Natalie N. Dempsey 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: 21
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 25, 2018 06:20
Date of death: December 25, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road