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Passing of North Haven Firefighter/EMT Anthony Desimone

The North Haven Fire Department regrets to announce the untimely passing of Firefighter/EMT Anthony Desimone. Firefighter Desimone, age 50, was a 23-year veteran of the North Haven Fire Department.

Prior to being hired as a career firefighter, he started as a North Haven volunteer firefighter with the Northeast Volunteer Fire Company #4.

Firefighter Desimone had just completed a 38-hour continuous shift in the fire station and was relieved from duty when he suffered a medical emergency as he arrived home. Family members witnessed him collapse and immediately called 911. Units from North Haven Fire, Police and Nelson Ambulance responded to provide medical care.

Firefighter Desimone was transported to the Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead after resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

Firefighter Desimone was involved with numerous civic organizations including the Knights of Columbus and the North Haven Little league. He is survived by his wife and 2 kids. The department will share funeral arrangements once they are finalized.

We want to thank all the area departments and businesses for their support during this very difficult time.