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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: NJ

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 38th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief Engineer Richard N. Zadorozny has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Eatontown Engine, Truck, and Hose Co. #1.

Richard N. Zadorozny

Rank: Chief Engineer
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 48

Date of Incident: 07/10/2016
Time of Incident: 2039hrs
Date of Death: 07/11/2016

Fire Department: Eatontown Engine, Truck, and Hose Co. #1
Address: 45 Broad St., Eatontown, NJ 07724
Fire Department Chief: Kenneth Sneath

Incident Description: Along with his fire department, Chief Engineer Zadorozny was dispatched for an odor of natural gas at a local apartment complex. Operating the first responding apparatus, Zadorozny and his crew arrived on scene to investigate the incident. The odor was eventually unfounded and the apparatus returned to quarters.

Chief Engineer Zadorozny returned to his home for the evening and, a few hours later, suffered a medical event (likely cardiac). EMS responded to Zadorozny's home, but were unable to revive him. Zadorozny was pronounced dead a short time later.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Chief Engineer Richard N. Zadorozny, Life Member and Ex-Fire Chief at

To date, 38 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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