Pa. firefighter-EMT dies from complications from medical issues
Nick Aldinger, 36, passed away after battling complications from current medical issues
By News Staff
MT. WOLF, Pa. — Eagle Fire Co. volunteer firefighter-EMT, Nick Aldinger, passed away on July 5 after spending two weeks in the hospital battling complications from medical issues.
According to the York Dispatch, Aldinger, 36, had been in the intensive care unit for two weeks before he died.
Aldinger started his career in the culinary business and began serving his community with the fire police in Manchester with the Union Fire Co. when he was 16 years old. Later, after transferring to Eagle Fire Co., he became the ‘wheel man’ when the fire department responded to an emergency call. He also became the unofficial chef of the firehouse, according to his former colleague, Chuck Yingling.
“He was definitely one of a kind, and that man had a heart of gold,” Eagle Fire Co. Fire Chief Jake Bush said in an interview with the York Dispatch. “He never had any enemies. He loved everybody.”
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Aldinger’s colleagues say he is remembered for always having an uplifting personality and happy energy. Fire department officials held a fundraising dinner last week to help with medical costs.
For those wishing to pay tribute to Aldinger, his family members are requesting donations be made to Eagle Fire Co. or Junior First Responder Camp at Harrisburg Area Community College.