New Jersey Firefighter Dies After 15-Year Coma

Updated: 03-16-2006 11:42:09 AM

The U.S. Fire Administration is reporting the line-of-duty death of Camden, New Jersey firefighter George Jackson. He was 67.

Jackson served 24 years for the Camden Fire Department before he was severely injured on Oct. 21, 1990. The injuries occurred when Jackson and two other firefighters encountered rapid fire progress conditions while conducting a primary search of a residential structure, according to the USFA.

After remaining in a coma for more than 15 years, Jackson passed away on March 7 as a result of his injuries.

Funeral ceremonies were held March 14.