The U.S. Fire Administration released a notice on the death of a New Jersey fire lieutenant who died while getting ready to respond to a hazmat call.
On Friday, August 27, 2021, Lieutenant Donald J. Trout of the Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit was responding to a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials that overturned and crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 8A.
While getting ready to leave the station, Lieutenant Trout suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away.
Lieutenant Trout was 53 years old.