Firefighter Fatality Notification – John T. Ruddy

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

John T. Ruddy

Battalion Chief

Jersey City Fire Department
Jersey City, NJ

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, Battalion Chief John T. Ruddy responded to numerous fire calls, including two cooking fires and a gas leak. After shift change, he returned home. Approximately 4 hours later, he suffered a heart attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he passed away a short time later.

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 27

Date of Incident: Dec. 8, 2021

Date of Death: Dec. 8, 2021

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