Harrison Firefighter Vincent Doffont dies suddenly after training exercise


Harrison Firefighter Vincent Doffont, 37, died suddenly after a training exercise on Saturday, leaving the department with “profound sadness.”

Late Harrison Firefighter Vincent Doffont. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“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,” the Harrison FD posted on Facebook yesterday.

“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.”

Doffont suffered an apparent medical episode while in the shower after a training exercise on Saturday afternoon.

On top of his military and public service, Doffont was a standout football player, wrestler, and track runner, at St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford, getting inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

The Harrison FD said that funeral arrangements would be announced on their Facebook page.

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