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    Longtime New Jersey Firefighter Dies at Station

    Longtime New Jersey Firefighter Dies at Station

    Courtesy of Press of Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY - Members of the city's Fire Department were in mourning Tuesday night after losing one of their own.

    Firefighter Paul Carr, 58, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday afternoon in the station where he served, Deputy Chief Vincent Rifice said.

    A firefighter found Carr lying on the floor and notified others, Rifice said. Carr had been working out alone on a rowing machine in Fire Station 4 at California and Atlantic avenues.

    "They tried CPR," Rifice said. "An ambulance was there within a minute or two," but he could not be revived.

    Carr was a member of Ladder 3 in Platoon 3. Rifice said he took the two companies out of service for the rest of the day.

    "It really was tough for all the guys in the station there that work with him," Rifice said.

    A member of the stress incident team was to speak with the firefighters this morning, he said.

    Carr's service began in 1984, according to seniority records. But Rifice said he believes that is when Carr returned to work after being out on medical leave for a few years. He also was a former member of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol.

    An Atlantic City native, Carr lived in Northfield with his wife and two teenage sons.

    No further information was available Tuesday night.

    Funeral Arrangements:

    A Full Dress Fire Department Viewing and Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2005
    Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

    Poplar and Wabash Avenues, Linwood, New Jersey

    9a.m. to 12p.m. Viewing

    12p.m. High Mass

    Refreshments After at the Church Hall

    Fire Departments wishing to attend the service and/or wishing to bring fire apparatus are asked to call the Atlantic City Fire Department at (609) 347-5592. It is requested that only engines be brought if participating in the muster. Personnel and apparatus traveling north on Route#9 should proceed to Central Avenue in Linwood. Turn Right on Central Avenue and go to the east side of Wabash Avenue. Make right turn and continue down to apparatus parking area. If traveling south on Route#9 make a left hand turn on Central Avenue go to the east side of Wabash Avenue and make a right turn and continue down to the apparatus parking area.

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    Memorial adds A.C. firefighter

    By LYNDA COHEN Staff Writer, (609) 272-7257

    An Atlantic City native and firefighter who loved his town and his job will be honored at the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado today.

    Paul Carr, 58, was working out at the station on California and Atlantic avenues May 31, when he died of an apparent heart attack.

    Carr is one of 86 fallen members of the International Association of Fire Fighters, or IAFF, being honored at today's ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. His name will be added to the Wall of Honor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    "The trip to Colorado Springs every year is both an honor and a solemn duty," IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger said. "That is why it is so important that we plan a fitting tribute to each of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice."

    Carr's fellow firefighters in Atlantic City remember him as a comrade who lightened the mood around the firehouse during the down time, but was someone you felt safe with when an emergency arose.

    "If something was going on, you knew if you stuck with him you would be all right," firefighter Matt Carmen recalled shortly after Carr's death.

    Debbie Carr remembered her husband as a hero both on the job and off, when he took care of her after she had a brain tumor removed last year.

    Carr is also survived by two teenage sons, Paul and Christopher.

    The mission of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, which is located in the shadow of Pike's Peak, is to honor the sacrifice made by professional firefighters and paramedics who have given their lives so others might live. Since its creation in 1976, 1,689 fallen firefighters' names have been engraved on the wall.

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    Carr, Paul A

    Age: 58
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 05/31/2005
    Duty Type: Training
    Incident Time: 13:30
    Activity Type: Fitness Activity
    Death Date: 05/31/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Atlantic City Fire Department
    1301 Bacharach Blvd.
    City Hall Suite 406
    Atlantic City , New Jersey 08401
    Chief: John Berehiko

    Initial Summary:
    After performing ladder drills and public education programs demonstrating firefighting techniques on the morning of May 31, 2005, Firefighter Carr went to perform his afternoon physical fitness training. During his workout he suffered a heart attack in the fire station where he was assisted by his fellow firefighters. He was taken to the Atlantic City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1459 hrs.

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