Morris County Offers Condolences on Death of Recruit

Published on March 09, 2021

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners and the staff at Morris County expressed condolences and their deepest sympathies today to the Irvington Fire Department and especially the family of Irvington firefighter recruit Victor Melillo, who died this morning at Morristown Medical Center.
Mr. Melillo, 21, collapsed at about 9:33 a.m. March 4, Thursday, during a training exercise in the parking lot of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy off Hanover Avenue in Parsippany Township. Several first responders were on the scene, including EMTs, and quickly attended to Mr. Melillo.  He was taken by the Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Medical Services Team and paramedics from Atlantic Ambulance to Morristown Medical Center, where he remained in the Critical Care Unit.
The young man was a recruit with the FMBA Local 14.
Service arrangements are still being made for Mr. Melillo and will be announced at a later date.


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