USFA: New York On-Duty Death

Fire Police Captain died after attending
a meeting

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Police Captain/1st Vice President Donald E. Trzepac Sr., 67, of Spring Brook Fire District No.1 on September 2, 2020.

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Fire Police Captain/1st Vice President of the Spring Brook Fire District #1 Donald E. Trzepacz, Sr., attended a mandatory meeting at the fire department to review and discuss new recruitment applications. He informed the 2nd Vice President that he was not feeling well, left the meeting, and returned home. He was found deceased from an apparent heart attack the next morning.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Captain/1st Vice President Trzepacz Sr. at

To date, 82 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.

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