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In the Line of Duty
Basil Pizzuto, 49 - Saddle Brook, NJ
Basil Pizzuto Captain Saddle Brook Fire Department Saddle Brook, NJ Age: 49 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of Service: 32 Date of Incident: Nov. 22, 2022 Date of Death: Nov. 23, 2022 On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, Captain Basil Pizzuto was conducting Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) refresher training to fellow members of the department. The following morning, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, while at his full-time job, he suffered a heart attack and coded. EMS personnel arrived at the scene and were able to revive him. He was then rushed to the hospital where he remained conscious and alert. He then fell ill, was taken into emergency surgery, and passed away a short time later.