Otis L. Isaacs Jr., Assistant Engineer

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On Saturday, December 28, 2019, Assistant Engineer Otis L. Isaacs, Jr., was fixing a break on a fire engine and was on stand-by for two responses.  While on stand-by, he assisted with a function the fire department was having that evening by setting up tables and chairs.  He returned to the station the next morning, Sunday, December 29, 2019, to work on another fire department vehicle.  When he returned home late that morning, at approximately 1130hrs., he suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away.

Department information

North East Fire Company
210 South Mauldin Avenue
North East, Maryland 21901

Chief: Michael Miller

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

Age: 73
Rank: Assistant Engineer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 28, 2019 07:30
Date of death: December 29, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office