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    From the Professional Firefighters Assocation of New Jersey Website.

    It Is With Deep Regret That We Announce The Line Of Duty Death Of
    Firefighter Vincent Neglia
    North Hudson Fire Department, IAFF Local 3950

    Brother Neglia Was Assigned To E13
    And Was Detailed To Squad 2 At The Time Of His Death

    Further Details Will Be Posted As They Become Available

    North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue
    Last edited by Kevin65; 09-09-2006, 10:37 AM.
    Truck Man

    "Above all, an assignment to a truck company should be considered a promotion."

    Chief John W. Mittendorf-1998

  • #2
    I just recieved this update form the secret list.

    A North Hudson Regional Firefighter was tragically killed this morning at a
    four-alarm fire in Union City, New Jersey. The fire came in just before 0700
    this morning on Bergenline Avenue in a 3 story frame. One firefighter was
    pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital in Hoboken and other firefighters are
    injured as well. More details to follow/FireFighterCloseCalls.com.
    Take care-BE CAREFUL.
    The Secret List 9-9-06
    Truck Man

    "Above all, an assignment to a truck company should be considered a promotion."

    Chief John W. Mittendorf-1998


    • #3
      RIP Brother. May God watch over the family and department in this difficult time. Speedy recovery to the injured brothers.

      Never Forget 9-11-2001

      Stay safe out there!

      IACOJ Member


      • #4
        My thoughts and prayers go out to the brother's family, friends, and fellow brothers. Thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery for the injured brothers.


        • #5
          Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of the brother from New Jersey.


          • #6
            Rest in Peace. Man there has been too many LODD's lately.


            • #7
              RIP felow brother

              Our depest condolences go out to the family and dept of our fallen brother, may God be with you through tis tough time. And we wish a speedy recovery to out injured brothers. From your commrades at Berea Fire Station 8. Johannesburg, South Africa


              • #8
                UNION CITY (1010 WINS) -- A veteran firefighter was killed Saturday morning after going into a burning apartment building where moments earlier a teenager had helped to evacuate nearly a dozen residents.

                The fire burned through the three-story apartment building just before 6 a.m., with a neighboring building also affected, said Chief Brion McEldowney of North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, which responded to the blaze along with firefighters from Hoboken and Jersey City.

                Killed was 45-year-old Vincent Neglia of North Bergen, a 23-year veteran, who went upstairs after hearing a report that people were trapped on the second floor. Neglia was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital in Hoboken.

                The fire was under investigation, though McEldowney said it did not appear to be suspicious in nature.

                Alejandro Romero, a resident of the building next door who climbed down a ladder to the street after hearing a neighbor shouting, saw firefighters carry Neglia out of the building and attempt to revive him on the sidewalk.

                ``He wasn't breathing,'' said Romero, who said he had moved into the building just two days earlier. ``The whole thing was terrible. I never want to see anything like that again.''

                Eighteen-year-old Nestor Mendoza, who lived with eight family members in two apartments on the second floor of the building where the fire started, said he was awakened by a fire alarm coming from the third floor. He went upstairs and woke the building superintendent, and the two of them opened the door to a vacant third-floor apartment, where they encountered a huge cloud of smoke.

                ``I couldn't breathe,'' Mendoza said. ``I had to cover my face with my shirt.''

                Mendoza said he called 911 and awakened the rest of his family _ his parents, two uncles, an aunt and three cousins _ then went downstairs and knocked on the door of an apartment in the front of the building where a couple and their daughter live. They were able to escape, he said.

                Neglia was normally assigned to Engine Co. 13 in North Bergen but had been transferred Saturday to Squad 2 in Union City as part of a routine rotation, according to McEldowney. Had Neglia been at Engine 13, he likely would not have been one of the first responders to the fire, McEldowney said.

                Neglia was known for the zeal with which he approached his job.

                ``He was well-respected and known as an aggressive firefighter who cared about the public he served,'' McEldowney said. ``He was the kind of guy you wanted around to make your rescue.''

                A friend's phone call to Mendoza not long before the fire started turned out to be a blessing. Mendoza said he had still not fallen back asleep when the alarm went off upstairs. Along with his family members and the other residents, he was able to save his dog, a Chinese Shar-Pei named Luna, but had to leave two pet turtles in their tank in the apartment.

                When asked if he thought he was a hero, Mendoza pointed to the firefighters who were still massed on the street outside the building and said, ``I don't think I'm a hero. The heroes are the guys right over there. They didn't hesitate; they did what they were supposed to do, and one of them gave his life for us.''

                May he rest in peace.

                Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 09-09-2006, 05:15 PM.
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                • #9
                  God bring strength to the family of this brave firefigter who gave all. I pray for a speedy recovery for those who are injured.


                  • #10
                    Rest In Peace
                    New Jersey


                    • #11
                      RIP from Mutual Aid Emergency Services, and Marmora Vol. Fire Co.

                      AJ, MICP, FireMedic
                      Member, IACOJ.
                      This message has been made longer, in part from a grant from the You Are a Freaking Moron Foundation.


                      • #12
                        Rest in Peace Brother
                        When opening up the roof remember plywood comes in 4' X 8' sheets.


                        IACOJ proud member


                        • #13
                          Arrangements For Brother Neglia are as follows:

                          Viewing: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
                          2pm - 8pm on a continuous basis

                          Our Lady of Fatima RC
                          8016 Kennedy Boulevard (Between 81st and 82nd Streets)
                          North Bergen, NJ 07047

                          Note: No parking in or around the area of the church. Parking provided at Hudson County Braddock Park 79th or 91st Streets at Bergenline Avenue, 4 blocks east of the church. Local police will advise you-please cooperate.
                          Bus transportation will be available or you may walk.

                          Funeral: Thursday, September 14, 2006
                          Assemble at 10am for the 11am funeral mass

                          Our Lady of Fatima RC
                          8016 Kennedy Boulevard (Between 81st and 82nd Streets)
                          North Bergen, NJ 07047

                          Note: No parking in or around the area of the church. Parking provided at Hudson County Braddock Park 79th or 91st Streets at Bergenline Avenue 4 blocks east of the church local police will advise you.
                          Following the mass an honor procession will cause you to march past the Brother's firehouse Quarters of
                          Engine Co. 13 and then terminating at Braddock Park for the collation.

                          Absolutely No Fire Apparatus
                          Class A Uniform is Requested


                          • #14
                            RIP Brother.



                            • #15
                              Hasn't there been a few of these lately ...

                              My sincere condolences to North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue and the Neglia family.

                              Sleep with angels, Vincent
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