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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:NJ

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 79th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Captain Jon Young has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Roselle Fire Department.

Jon Young


Rank: Fire Captain
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 11/16/2011
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 11/16/2011

Fire Department: Roselle Fire Department
Address: 725 Chestnut ST, Roselle, NJ 07203
Fire Department Chief: Paul Mucha
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Captain Young was responding to a fire in his POV when he crashed. First responders performed CPR. He was then transported to the hospital where, a short time later, he passed away. The cause of death was an apparent heart attack while he was driving.

Incident Location: Columbus Avenue between Spruce Street and Arcadia Place.

Funeral Arrangements: The viewing and funeral will be held at Saint Genevieve’s Church, 200 Monmouth RD, Elizabeth, NJ 07208. The viewing will be on Tuesday, 11/22/11, 1800hrs-2100hrs. The funeral will be on Wednesday, 11/23/11 at 0930hrs. The interment after the funeral service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, 1100 East Broad ST, Westfield, NJ, 07090.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Captain Young at

To date, 79 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 73 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and six from previous years' incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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