John “Jack” Leming, Firefighter

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Firefighter John Leming attended a drill on 4/15/2019 at the fire station at approximately 7:00 pm. At the conclusion of the drill, he returned home. During the night, he became ill. His wife called 911 and EMS responded. During transport to a local hospital, Leming went into cardiac arrest and life saving measures were not successful. Leming was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital.


Department information

Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company #1
412 Yale AVE
PO Box 291
Cape May Point, New Jersey 08212

Chief: Robert Shepanski

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

Age: 78
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 15, 2019 19:00
Date of death: April 15, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Unknown
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: N/A