Island Park Fire Department
Island Park, NY
Years of Service: 9
Date of Incident: August 14, 2022
Date of Death: August 14, 2022
On Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, Captain Michael Fischer had participated in a morning training event, then rode on an engine company to where firefighters were holding a fundraiser. Arriving at the event, Captain Fischer went into the bathroom to wash up, then returned to the dining area, when he suffered an apparent heart attack. EMS personnel at the scene performed life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful. Captain Fischer was pronounced deceased at the scene.