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    New Jersey Firefighter Dies After 15-Year Coma

    New Jersey Firefighter Dies After 15-Year Coma

    Firehouse.com News

    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.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=48175

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    Jackson, George

    Age: 67
    Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Burns
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 10/21/1990
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 14:06
    Activity Type: Search and Rescue
    Death Date: 03/07/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Camden Fire Department
    Fire Administration Building
    4 North 3rd. St.
    Camden , New Jersey 08102
    Chief: Joseph A. Marini

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Jackson was severely injured when he and two other firefighters encountered rapid fire progress conditions while conducting primary search of a residential structure. Jackson passed away as a result of his injuries, after remaining in a coma for more than fifteen years.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    None


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2006

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