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Rank: Fire Police
Years of Service: <1
Date of Incident: 12/04/2009
Time of Incident: 1803hrs
Date of Death: 12/04/2009
Fire Department: Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 137 West 4th Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851
Fire Department Chief: Jack Williams, Jr.
Incident Description: Shortly after clearing the scene of a mutual aid call, a motor vehicle accident with confinement and injuries, Fire Police Officer Neidig fell ill from a cause still to be determined. Neidig was transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
Incident Location: Coal Township on the Excelsior Highway near the Mount Carmel Township Border Line.
Funeral Arrangements: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Church of Our Lady, 47 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, with the Very Rev. Francis Karwacki officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Viewing will be held from 9 to 10:40 a.m. Thursday, with a transferal service at 10:15 a.m. in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel. To send condolences to the family, go to www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses in the care of the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department, 137 West 4th Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851
Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Officer Gary F. Neidig, Jr. at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 84 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 81 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and three from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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