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    N.J. Local President Dies While on Duty at Station

    N.J. Local President Dies While on Duty at Station

    Firehouse.Com News


    A 37-year-old firefighter and father of five died Friday after collapsing while on duty in Deptford Township, N.J.

    Ralph Jones was on duty at the New Sharon fire station. The 14-year veteran was the President of the Gloucester County Uniformed Career Firefighters, IAFF Local 3592, officials said.

    Jones is survived by his wife and five children, ages 20 months to 10 years, two brothers and a sister.

    A fire department funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., St Patrick's Catholic Church, Woodbury, New Jersey. Calling hours will be Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St, Woodbury.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Ralph Jones Memorial Canteen Fund, c/o IAFF Local 3592, PO Box 5300, Deptford, NJ 08096

    In light of the family's circumstances, donations are requested in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be made payable to the "Jones Family Relief Fund", c/o IAFF Local 3592, PO Box 5300, Deptford, NJ 08096.

    Further details of what caused Jones' death were not immediately determined or available.



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    Jones, II, Ralph

    Age: 37
    Rank: Firefighter/EMT
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 06/23/2000
    Incident Time: 21:40
    Death Date: 06/23/2000

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Emergency Duty: No
    Duty Type: Other
    Activity Type: Station Activity
    Fixed Prop. Use: N/A

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Deptford Fire Department
    P.O. Box 5535
    1370 N. Delsea Drive
    Deptford, New Jersey 08096
    Chief: Michael Gallagher

    Final Summary:
    Died from a heart attack after returning from an emergency medical call.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...l.cfm?p_id=730

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