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Joseph “Joe” Maiello


On Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, while on-duty, Lieutenant Joseph  “Joe” Maiello was found unresponsive at the fire station. He was pronounced deceased at the scene from an apparent heart attack. 

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

Department information

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

Chief: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Age: 53
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 26, 2021 7:20 a.m.
Date of death: December 26, 2021
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

Last updated: February 03, 2022