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USFA: Pennsylvania On-Duty Death

Firefighter experienced a medical emergency while at the firehouse

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Chaplain Joseph Nealon, Jr., 58, of the Newport Township Fire Department on May 30, 2020.

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, Firefighter/Chaplain Joseph Nealon, Jr. experienced a medical emergency while on-duty at the firehouse. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away. The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Chaplain Nealon, Jr. at

To date, 36 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.