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Vincent Lloyd Malveaux

Probationary Firefighter

On Dec. 2, 2021, Probationary Firefighter Malveaux was in his 6th week of firefighter training. Probationary Firefighter Malveaux became ill during morning physical training. He was immediately transported to Harlem Hospital where he passed away the next day.

In May of 2022, the New York City Medical Examiner stated that Probationary Firefighter Malveaux died of complications of exertional rhabdomyolysis — the result of muscles breaking down and releasing proteins into the bloodstream. It is associated with strenuous exercise or normal exercise under extreme circumstances.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Vincent Lloyd Malveaux was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Fire Department of New York
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5884

Chief: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Age: 31
Rank: Probationary Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 2, 2021
Date of death: December 3, 2021
Cause of fatal injury: Other
Nature of fatal injury: Other
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Educational

Last updated: July 07, 2022