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Justin Bower


On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, Lieutenant Justin Bower responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence. After returning home, approximately 2 hours later, his wife found him unconscious and immediately called 9-1-1. Emergency personnel attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful. He passed away at his home 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

Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Company
103 Kiel AVE
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405

Chief: Jeffrey Bresett

Age: 30
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 18, 2023 10:30 p.m.
Date of death: November 18, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: November 29, 2023