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    New Jersey Rescue Member Collapses At Scene

    New Jersey Rescue Member Collapses At Scene

    Firehouse.Com News

    Paramus, NJ Mayor James J. Tedesco and Rescue Chief John P. Pecoraro have reported the death of William Jim Lightbody, 46, a member of the Paramus Rescue Squad.

    Lightbody, a seven-year veteran of the department, succumbed to a heart attack while returning from a motor vehicle entrapment call on the Garden State Parkway. He was treated at the scene by fellow rescue members, Paramus Police, members of the Paramus Fire Department, and paramedics from Valley Hospital and the Paramus Ambulance Corp. He was taken by ambulance to Valley Hospital where he passed away a short time later.

    Jim Lightbody was appointed to the Paramus Rescue Squad on July 26, 1997 and was assigned to Rescue 9. He was a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Paramus Rescue Association. He was also a life-member of the HoHoKus Volunteer Ambulance Corp. and a past member of the Greenwood Lake, New York Fire Department.

    Lightbody, a resident of the Borough of Paramus, is survived by his wife Paula, son Michael, 19 who is also a member of the Paramus Rescue Squad, his two daughters, Suzanne, 7, Sarah, 4, and his sister Janet.

    He is the first Paramus Rescue Squad member to die in the line of duty in the department

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    Lightbody, William Jim

    Age: 46
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Rescue Member/Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 09/18/2004
    Duty Type: Returning
    Incident Time: 08:50
    Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 09/18/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Paramus Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc.
    P.O. Box 781
    Paramus , New Jersey 07653-0781
    Chief: John P. Pecoraro

    Final Summary:
    Rescue Member Lightbody and members of his rescue company had completed their response to an entrapment incident on the Garden State Parkway. As the apparatus returned to the station, Rescue Member Lightbody suffered a heart attack. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance but did not survive.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In memory of Rescue Member William Jim Lightbody, C/o Paramus Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 781, Paramus, New Jersey 07653-0781

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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