A 21-year-old fire recruit from Irvington died at Morristown Medical Center days after collapsing during academy training, officials announced Tuesday.
Victor Melillo, a new recruit with the Irvington Fire Department, collapsed around 9:30 a.m. on March 4 during a training exercise in the parking lot of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy off Hanover Avenue in Parsippany Township, Morris County officials said.
First responders and EMTs performed life-saving efforts before the Morris County OEM's EMTs and paramedics from Atlantic Ambulance rushed Melillo to Morristown Medical Center, officials said.
Melillo -- a recruit with the FMBA Local 14 -- remained in critical care for five days, before he passed away Tuesday morning at the hospital.
Funeral arrangements had not yet been announced.
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