Michael Cardinale, Sr., Firefighter

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at approximately 1140hrs., Firefighter Michael Cardinale, Sr., responded to a vehicle crash.  After returning to the station, he went upstairs to the sitting area.  Approximately 25 minutes later, a fellow firefighter found him unresponsive and immediately performed life-saving efforts to revive him.  He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Department information

East Farmingdale Fire Company
930 Conklin ST
Farmingdale, New York 11735

Chief: Joseph Iuzzini

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

Age: 63
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 18, 2019 11:40
Date of death: December 18, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Street/Road