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    LODD New Jersey Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack On Job

    Updated: 02-11-2005 02:50:43 PM

    New Jersey Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack On Job


    RUSSELL J. DINNAGE
    Firehouse.Com News

    Firefighter William Pierce, 51, of the Ogdensburg, New Jersey Fire Department died Thursday afternoon after complaining of feeling ill while working the scene of a fully involved mobile home fire in Ogdensburg, according to Fire Chief Mark Batty.

    "He was operating a hand line with another firefighter and reported feeling ill, so we called in for a first aid squad," Batty said. "We suspect he had a coronary condition, but there was no prior history of heart problems with him whatsoever."

    Pierce was taken to a local hospital and later died.

    "He was a real down to earth guy, he loved the fire service and was a big hydraulics enthusiast," Batty said. "He loved his family, never drank, never smoked, he was the type of person I think everyone should try and be."

    A native of Ogdensburg, Pierce was a firefighter with the department for 26 years. He was also a firefighter with the Hardston, New Jersey department. He served as Fire Chief for both departments, and had just recently stepped down from the leadership position with the Ogdensburg department.

    He is survived by a wife, two sons, and a mother.

    Funeral arrangements are pending.
    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=39267

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    Pierce, William

    Age: 53
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 02/10/2005
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 14:20
    Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
    Death Date: 02/10/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Ogdensburg Fire Department
    30 Main St.
    PO Box 215
    Ogdensburg , New Jersey 07439
    Chief: Mark Batty

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Pierce, who had served as Chief and was an active member in both Ogdensburg and Hardystown Township Fire Departments, was working a handline at a residential structure fire when he became ill (possible heart attack, autopsy pending). Pierce returned to the apparatus outside where he told the pump operator that he required medical attention. He was provided immediate assistance by on scene medics, but those efforts were unable to revive him.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In memory of Firefighter William Pierce, C/o Ogdensburg Fire Department, 30 Main St., PO Box 215, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil
    Updated: 02-11-2005 02:50:43 PM

    New Jersey Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack On Job


    RUSSELL J. DINNAGE
    Firehouse.Com News

    Firefighter William Pierce, 51, of the Ogdensburg, New Jersey Fire Department died Thursday afternoon after complaining of feeling ill while working the scene of a fully involved mobile home fire in Ogdensburg, according to Fire Chief Mark Batty.

    "He was operating a hand line with another firefighter and reported feeling ill, so we called in for a first aid squad," Batty said. "We suspect he had a coronary condition, but there was no prior history of heart problems with him whatsoever."

    Pierce was taken to a local hospital and later died.

    "He was a real down to earth guy, he loved the fire service and was a big hydraulics enthusiast," Batty said. "He loved his family, never drank, never smoked, he was the type of person I think everyone should try and be."

    A native of Ogdensburg, Pierce was a firefighter with the department for 26 years. He was also a firefighter with the Hardston, New Jersey department. He served as Fire Chief for both departments, and had just recently stepped down from the leadership position with the Ogdensburg department.

    He is survived by a wife, two sons, and a mother.

    Funeral arrangements are pending.
    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=39267
    Bill Pierce was also survived by 5 stepchildren. His 2nd fire dept. was Hardyston, not Hardston.

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