The East Franklin Fire Department would like to extend its condolonces to the Gibbsboro Fire Department in Camden County NJ. Gibbsboro Firefighter William Gerace died Friday April 28th from complications involving a leg injury he suffered during a mandatory training exercise nearly three weeks earlier.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Gibbsboro Volunteer Firefighter William “Bill” Gerace died because of a pulmonary embolism, which an autopsy found was directly attributed as a complication of a leg fracture he sustained during live burn training April 10.
The USFA said in a release Tuesday that Gerace was advancing a hoseline during the training exercise when the nine-year veteran suffered a spiral fracture to his right fibula. Our thoughts and prayrers are with the brothers and sisters of Gibbsboro FD.