Honoring 2 Fallen Heroes


Basil Pizzuto

Saddle Brook Fire Department

EOW: Dec. 23, 2022 | Age: 49 | Tour: N/A

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.


Nick Theofilis

Penn Hills EMS and White Oak EMS

EOW: Dec. 28, 2022 | Age: 23 | Tour: N/A

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).