Sudden Passing of Firefighter Leaves Harrison & its Fire Department in Mourning

Photo Credit: facebook.com/harrisonfiredepartment                                                                                                                                                                                37-year old, Harrison firefighter Vincent Doffont died suddenly on Saturday following a training exercise.  A member of the Harrison Fire Department since 2017, his passing was announced on Sunday in a social media post, which stated, “With the most profound sadness we must announce the passing of active firefighter Vincent Doffont Badge #64. Vinny has been on the department since 2017 and was assigned to tour #2. Prior to joining the HFD Vinny was a patrolman for Harrison police. He also served with the Hudson county sheriff department. Vinny served his country honorably as a United States Marines, proudly as an 0311. We will post all arrangements as they are made. We love you brother. Rest in Valhalla.”

Doffont spent four years in the Marine Corps, as a rifleman in an infantry battalion. He was deployed on separate combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan and won the Purple Heart after being wounded in action.

Upon returning to fire headquarters on Saturday afternoon from a training exercise in which he assisted newer firefighters with structural roof venting, Doffont collapsed in the shower following a medical episode.  He was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he was pronounced dead.

Doffont was married with two children.

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