Project Roll Call

Gerard Nadeau

  • Chief
  • East Tiverton Volunteer Fire Department
  • Rhode Island
  • Age: 53
  • Year of Death: 1978

Gerard Nadeau was the chief of the East Tiverton Volunteer Fire Department. On the date of his loss, the department was responding to a structure fire on Hancock St, which is on the Tiverton Rhode Island / Massachusetts border. He was responding to the scene in his personal vehicle when he experienced, according to the Rhode Island State coroner, a heart attack. His vehicle then struck a utility pole, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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