Captain of Maplewood Volunteer First Aid Squad Dies Suddenly
Bruce Mandel, 47, became ill this morning after transporting a patient to St. Barnabas Medical Center.
Updated: Services for Bruce Mandel will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Menorah Chapels, 2950 Vaux Hall Road, Vaux Hall, New Jersey (across from Millburn Mall) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Family will be receiving friends and their condolences beginning at 10:45 a.m.
The following message was distributed by Town Clerk Elizabeth Fritzen to the Maplewood Township Committee late this morning. It is reproduced here with Fritzen's permission.
I regret to inform you all of the sudden passing this morning of Bruce Mandel, longtime Captain of the Maplewood Volunteer First Aid Squad.
Bruce had just taken a patient to St. Barnabas Hospital and was coming back to Maplewood when he did not feel well. He stopped at the Maplewood Fire Department for assistance. The MFD personnel encouraged Bruce to seek medical attention ... and then [he] was transported by the MFD ambulance where he coded enroute....
His family has been notified. This all took place about 8 a.m. this morning.
Needless to say the Maplewood Fire Department personnel has taken this very sadly, as well as we all will. A great loss to Maplewood and those in need.