On Friday, January 26, 2024, Plainfield Firefighter Marques Hudson responded to a residential fire. While fighting the fire, he became trapped and a Mayday was called. Firefighter Hudson was immediately rescued and CPR was performed. He was then transported to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident. Four other firefighters were also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Marques was 32-years old

Marques Hudson served as a Firefighter for the City of Plainfield for two years. Outside of serving the city, he found great joy in coaching T-Ball for his son’s team, the Orioles, through Piscataway Recreation. When he was not coaching, he attended every game and school event, which instilled confidence and discipline in his children. Marquise was a family man who found it important to lead by example and to walk in pride with every decision he made.

Left to mourn his memory, his partner in life and love, D’onnah Jones, and his three sons Kaleb, Josiah and Isaiah Hudson. He also leaves behind, his mother Vickie Hudson, a sister, Jaqwetta Hudson-Bonus, two brothers, Allen and Jaquan Hudson, nieces, a nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends.

– Fire News photos provided by Plainfield FD