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Fallen Brothers» Stephen Dembski

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Dembski family and the Ridgefield Park Fire Department of New Jersey. FireFighter and Former Chief Stephen Dembski, 41, a 20 year veteran of the Ridgefield Park Fire Department, died Sunday July 15, 2007. After performing search and rescue and ventilation duties at a fully involved mutual aid structure fire in Bogota, Stephen left the firehouse after cleaning up at noon and returned home. Several hours later at a family outing he complained to his wife of back pain and feeling faint, and then collapsed from an apparent heart attack.

     Stephen was veteran of the fire service, joining at 16 as a Junior FireFighter. At 18 he became a full-fledged firefighter. His father was a volunteer firefighter in Fairview. His brother-in-law is also a member of the Ridgefield Park Fire Department and and his father-in-law was a former chief of Company 2.

     Our brother Stephen leaves behind his wife Nancy and his two sons Raymond and Kyle, ages 2 and 11. A viewing will be held for Stephen on Wednesday July 18, 2007 2-4PM and 7-9PM and also on Thursday July 19, 2007 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Vorhees Funeral Home in Ridgefield Park. A funeral mass will be held for Stephen on Friday July 20, 2007 11AM at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Bogota followed by internment at Maple Grove Park Cemetery in Hackensack. A memorial fund has been established and donations can be made to:

Stephen Dembski Memorial Fund
Attn: Andrew Scheidler
23 Gordon Street
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
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