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Funeral procession held for 21-year-old fire recruit who died following training exercise

A funeral procession was held in Nutley for a 21-year-old Irvington fire recruit who died earlier this month following a training exercise.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2021, 12:55 PM

Updated 1,184 days ago

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A funeral procession was held in Nutley for a 21-year-old Irvington fire recruit who died earlier this month following a training exercise.
Residents came together to mourn the untimely death of Victor Melillo.
Officials say Melillo collapsed on March 4 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, including EMTs, quickly attended to Melillo. He was taken to Morristown Medical Center, where he remained in the Critical Care Unit.  
Melillo was a recruit with the FMBA Local 14.  
Service arrangements are still being made for Melillo and will be announced at a later date.


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