On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, Captain Basil Pizzuto was conducting Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) refresher training to fellow members of the department. The following morning, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, while at his full-time job, he suffered a heart attack and coded. EMS personnel arrived at the scene and were able to revive him.
Penn Hills EMS and White Oak EMS identified the EMS provider who died after a heart attack and ambulance crash as Paramedic Nick Theofilis. He worked full-time for Penn Hills EMS and part-time for White Oak EMS, where he previously worked as an EMT.
This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).
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