On March 23, 2024, Deputy Chief Craig Konkle of the South Bound Brook Fire Department, answered his last alarm.

He responded to the scene of an MVA and assisted at the crash site until the vehicle was removed and then returned home. At around 1400 the same day, he suffered a medical emergency. First responders were immediately called and he was rushed to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent heart attack. He was a 17-year volunteer member and was 54 years old.

– Submitted by the U.S. Fire Administration