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Victor Melillo

Firefighter Recruit

On Thursday, March, 4, 2021, Firefighter Recruit Victor Melillo collapsed during a training exercise in the parking lot of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany Township, NJ.  First responders on the scene immediately treated Firefighter Recruit Melillo.  He was taken to the Morristown Medical Center, where he remained in the Critical Care Unit, until his passing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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

Department information

Irvington Fire Department
1 Civic Square
Irvington, New Jersey 07111

Chief: Antonio Gary

Age: 21
Rank: Firefighter Recruit
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 4, 2021 9:33 a.m.
Date of death: March 9, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: April 06, 2021

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