Brigantine acting Fire Chief James Holl died suddenly on Sunday morning at his home. The 27-year veteran of the Brigantine Fire Department was a decorated veteran of the Air Force Reserve. Details surrounding his death are still unknown at this time.
Holl; 51 years of age, served as a fire inspector and fire investigator. He also served in the Brigantine Office of Emergency Management as deputy emergency management coordinator.
Brigantine Mayor; Phil Guenther said: “The entire community mourns the loss of Chief Holl and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the members of the Fire Department who called him both Chief and friend.”
Visitation will be held on Friday evening, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., immediately followed by mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 331 8th street south, Brigantine.
Active Fire Department members wishing to serve in the honor guard are requested to wear Class ‘A’ dress uniform for Saturday. The Brigantine Fire Department requests that no other department send apparatus, with the exception of Chief’s cars.