LODD: NY firefighter dies after medical episode

East Farmingdale Volunteer Firefighter Michael Cardinale Sr., 63, was found unresponsive shortly after a call

Duty Death: Michael A. Cardinale Sr. - [Farmingdale, New York]

End of Service: 12/18/2019

By FireRescue1 Staff

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A firefighter from New York died Wednesday after suffering a medical episode following a call.

East Farmingdale Volunteer Firefighter Michael A. Cardinale Sr., 63, collapsed at the fire station after responding to a vehicle crash, according to Patch.

Cardinale was found unresponsive in the station’s sitting area by a colleague, who immediately began live-saving measures, the U.S. Fire Administration said. Cardinale was then transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Cardinale served as a volunteer firefighter for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren.


It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the line of duty death of Firefighter Michael Cardinale Sr....

Posted by East Farmingdale Volunteer Fire Company Inc. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019


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