LODD: NJ firefighter dies hours after carbon monoxide call

Englishtown Fire Department firefighter Pasquale DiBenedetto was remembered by his colleagues as a big-hearted, selfless man

Duty Death: Pasquale DiBenedetto - [Englishtown, New Jersey]


ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — A firefighter died Tuesday hours after responding to a call.

NJ.com reported that Englishtown Fire Department firefighter Pasquale “Pete the Pepper” DiBenedetto, 68, suffered a medical emergency hours after responding to a carbon monoxide alarm.

"It's a very big loss," Chief Lou Sarti said. "It's a hole I don't know if we'll be able to fill. We'll never have another Pepper."

DiBenedetto, a 47-year veteran of the department, was remembered by his colleagues as a big-hearted, selfless man.

"He was like everyone's uncle," Sarti said. "He was here every day. He ran a farm, he did car repairs for friends, and he still made time to come to the fire station to respond to calls and take care of the apparatus."

 

The members of The Englishtown Fire Department are beyond saddened to announce the sudden passing of Chief...

Posted by Englishtown Fire Department on Thursday, August 2, 2018

 

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