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    New Jersey Firefighter Collapses in Station, Dies

    New Jersey Firefighter Collapses in Station, Dies
    Funeral Information Below

    Updated: 11-30-2006 03:53:42 PM

    Firehouse.com News

    A veteran firefighter in New Brunswick, N.J. collapsed and died in his station Tuesday morning.

    Acting Lt. Thomas Van Liew, 52, was found unresponsive in an office, said Fire Director Robert Rawls.

    His crew initiated care, and continued the effort until paramedics arrived. VanLiew was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he died.

    Van Liew, a career firefighter in New Brunswick for the past 20 years and 11 months, also was a volunteer at Highland Park Fire Department.

    Rawls, who said he started on the job with Van Liew, called him a very dedicated firefighter who was active in his community.

    He is survived by his wife and a son.

    Funeral Information

    Visitation for Firefighter Van Liew is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Quackenboss Funeral Home, 156 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J.

    Services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at The Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19-21 S. 2nd Ave., Highland Park, N.J.


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    VanLiew, Thomas

    Age: 52
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Rank: Acting Lieutenant
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 11/28/2006
    Duty Type: Other On-Duty
    Incident Time: 08:05
    Activity Type: In-Station Duties
    Death Date: 11/28/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    New Brunswick Fire Department
    93 Joyce Kilmer Ave.
    New Brunswick , New Jersey 08901
    Chief: Fire Director Robert Rawls

    Initial Summary:
    Acting Lieutenant VanLiew suffered a heart attack shortly after coming on-duty and while performing floor watch duties.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Pending


    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2006

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