New Jersey Fire Coordinator Dies After Falling Ill at Fire Scene

A 62-year-old New Jersey fire official passed away last week after falling ill at fire scene.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration firefighter fatality report, Arthur E. “Art” Treon, Cape May County (NJ) Fire Coordinator and Deputy Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, responded to a working multi-family dwelling fire.

While operating as fire coordinator, Treon began experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing and was transported by EMS to Cape Region Medical Center for a suspected heart attack.

Fire Coordinator Treon was admitted for possible pneumonia but subsequently passed away at approximately 2230hrs on November 19, 2014, from a nature and cause of injury still to be reported.

Treon had 37 years of service.