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    Default NJ LODD just reported.

    The Courier News of Bridgewater is reporting a 21 year old firefighter died this morning at a house fire in Franklin, NJ. The 75 year old homeowner was also reported dead. More information as it comes. http://c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...ONT01/60411001


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    NJ.com is reporting the firefighters name is Kevin Appuzio, 21 of the East Franklin Fire Company. More info - http://www.nj.com/newslogs/starledge...04.html#129991

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    RIP Firefighter Appuzio

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and department.

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    As a former resident of Somerset Nj, My prayers are with him and his fire department.

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    From East Franklin's website, Kevin Appuzio's profile page -

    http://www.station27.com/profile.php...f86c1fd54dded8

    They have a guestbook, I am sure they would appreciate thoughts and prayers of their fellow firefighters.

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    21-year-old, so young
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    An ABC news report out of NYC with pics of the scene.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...ic&id=4074185#

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    Default New Jersey Firefighter Dies in House Fire

    Franklin Township, N.J., firefighter Kevin Apuzzio died in a house fire the morning of April 11, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

    Apuzzio, 21, was a volunteer with the East Franklin Fire Department and a paid-part time EMT with Rutgers University Department of Emergency Services, where he also was a student in the Livingston College studying criminal justice. He had been with Rutgers DES since 2002 and was in the graduating class of 2006.

    A prosecutor's report states that a biker placed a 9-1-1 call at approximately 6:12 a.m. reporting the house fire Apuzzio's department responded to.

    When fire units arrived at the house, owner William Scott was on the porch and said his wife, Betty, was still inside the house, the report stated.

    Apuzzio then joined other firefighters and located the woman in a back room. While transporting the woman out of the house, the floor gave way, sending the firefighters and Scott into the basement, trapping Apuzzio.

    Apuzzio was later pronounced dead at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.

    Betty Scott was pronounced dead at the scene while her husband was taken to the hospital for treatment along with four firefighters.

    Firehouse.com is monitoring this story and will provide more information as it becomes available.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=48677
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    Truly tragic. Rest in peace Brother.
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    Default Young firefighter killed in four-alarm fire

    Young firefighter killed in four-alarm fire
    21-year-old Kevin Appuzio died trying to save an elderly resident
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    (Franklin Township - WABC, April 11, 2006) - A 21-year-old firefighter died after being trapped the basement of a blazing home in Franklin, N.J., while attempting to rescue an elderly resident.
    Newscopter Seven is live over the scene.

    Officials tell Eyewitness News Kevin Appuzio, a volunteer with the East Franklin Fire Company and a paid firefighter for Rutgers University, was covered in soot when he was pulled form the basement of of 36 Whittier Avenue just after 7:30 a.m. He was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead.

    Appuzio apparently fell into the basement during an interior collapse of the blazing Cape Cod-style home. He was trapped for 90 minutes while the house burned above him.

    The firefighter was attempting to rescue a 75-year-old female resident when he died. Her condition was not immediately known.

    Firefighters with the Community Volunteer Fire Company in Franklin were hoisting a flag at half-staff earlier today in honor of their fallen comrade.

    Appuzio also was a Rutgers student, according to Community member Lt. Tom Hannan, who worked with Appuzio at Rutgers on the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift.

    "He was a young and eager guy. His future was ahead of him," Hannan said. "He loved eveything about fires and firefighting."

    Three other firefighters were injured during the firefighting efforts. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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    R.I.P... my condolences to his family and fellow firefighters
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    Rest in Peace, Brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and brother firefighters in this time of need.

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    Rest in peace brother. My sincere condolences go out to the East Franklin Volunteer Fire Company, the Rutgers community, his Family and friends.
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    Just to clarify, Community is another Franklin Township Station. Kevin belonged to East Franklin Fire Company, also in Franklin Twsp.

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    He was a good guy. Dedicated and motivated. It just such a shame that this happened...

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    RIP BROTHER

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    What a terrible waste of this Young Brothers life...Rest in peace.
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    Another dark day for us all.

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    Myself and the Possumtown Volunteer Fire Company send our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Kevin, the Appuzio family, and all his brothers at East Franklin. As your neighbors across the river I can assure you this death has been felt very deeply here as well. God speed brothers and rest in peace brother Appuzio.
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    as do myself and the Jefferson Township Fire Company #1. RIP brother!
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    RIP Brother. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and the firefighters that were lucky enough to work with him.
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    Such a tragic loss, rest in peace brother. Family and Friends will be in my prayers tonight.

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