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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 54
Year of Death: 2014

Robert C. Meyer

Bob Meyer was born on June 14, 1959. He was the oldest of four siblings. He spent most of his childhood growing up in Middletown, New Jersey.

He moved to Union Beach, New Jersey, in 1992. He was a volunteer firefighter with Belford Engine Company in Middletown and Union Hose Fire Company in Union Beach. He loved volunteering and being of service to both Middletown and Union Beach.

Bob loved animals and adopted many Irish setters through Irish Setter Rescue. He also loved to ride dirt bikes and competed when he was younger.

He was always there to lend a hand to friends and family whenever needed.

Bob worked for United Parcel Service for many years and drove a tractor-trailer. On July 8, 2004, Bob was driving a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike when he came upon a bad accident. He assisted New Jersey State Trooper Alexander Tezsla in pulling a trapped dump truck driver from his burning vehicle, for which he was given the Carnegie Award for heroism.

Bob had many good friends. He is deeply missed by his wife, family, and friends.

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