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Marques Hudson


On Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, Firefighter Marques Hudson responded to a residential fire. While fighting the fire, he became trapped and a mayday was called. Firefighter Hudson was immediately rescued and CPR was performed. He was then transported to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident. Four other firefighters were also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

Department information

Plainfield Fire Department
315 Central AVE
Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Chief: Director Kenneth Childress

Age: 32
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 26, 2024 8:01 a.m.
Date of death: January 26, 2024
Cause of fatal injury: Caught or Trapped
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: January 30, 2024