It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 14th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Wildland Firefighter Jeffrey Scheuerer has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
Years of Service: 18
Date of Incident: 03/28/2013
Time of Incident: 1130hrs
Date of Death: 03/28/2013
Fire Department: New Jersey Forest Fire Service
Address: Mail Code 501-04, PO Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Fire Department Chief: Acting Chief Michael Drake
Incident Description: While conducting a controlled burn in Hunterdon County with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, Firefighter Scheuerer was struck by a vehicle driven by a civilian. The accident apparently happened after the wind shifted causing heavy smoke from the controlled burn to reduce visibility on the road where Scheuerer was present. Firefighter Scheuerer did not survive the injuries he sustained when struck by the vehicle.
Incident Location: Lebanon-Stanton Road (Route 629), Round Valley Reservoir State Park, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Funeral Arrangements: Visitation is Monday, 4/1/2013, from 1400hrs to 1700hrs and 1900hrs to 2100hrs at Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 4/2/2013, at 1000hrs at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 390 County Road 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Readington Volunteer Fire Company, 6 Hillcrest Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jeffrey Scheuerer at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 14 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...