LODD: NJ EMT dies after responding to daughter's car crash
Eskil "Scott" Danielson suffered a heart attack after assisting his daughter and another injured driver at a motor vehicle collision
Duty Death: Eskil "Scott" Danielson - [Byram Township, New Jersey]
End of Service: 01/16/2016
BYRAM, N.J. — Eskil "Scott" Danielson, a 35-year member of the Lakeland Ambulance Squad, died of a heart attack Saturday shortly after assisting his daughter who was injured in a motor vehicle collision.
Danielson, 49, was dispatched to the scene of a vehicle crash. He then learned that his 19-year-old daughter was involved in the incident. After helping treating her and the occupant of the other vehicle, he complained of back pain. While waiting at a Newton hospital to check on his daughter, he suffered a massive heart attack, The Associated Press reported.
"They stabilized him there and he was taken by air to Morristown (Medical Center)," said his father Eskil "Skip" Danielson.
Danielson was airlifted to a Morristown hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Danielson was the division manager for the Warren County Communications center, a member of the Warren County hazardous materials team, and an Andover Borough Council member. The Washington Township Police Department posted its condolences to Danielson on Facebook.
"Captain Danielson was an invaluable asset to this department and many other public safety agencies in Warren County. Scott always put the public's safety first and foremost in his work and he was a true professional. He will be missed by many."