Serious Injury /LODD  Administration

Course Description

This presentation will help you along with preparing for a Line of Duty Death (LODD) and serious injury. One of the most difficult times within the fire service. A LODD is a life changing experience and hard to understand and hard to deal with.

  • It will provide you with the following information and a understanding why this information is required.

  • Notifications        

  •  Support Group

  •  Securing Scene                  

  •  Public Safety Officer Benefits Program

  • Collecting Evidence                                      

  • Why a Autopsy should be done

  • Processing The Scene. 


  • The importance of the Autopsy.

  • Preparing the funeral service.

  • Critical Stress Incident Debriefing (CSID)

  • Continue checking your personal 


  • To prepare the fire officers for a line of duty death and/serious injury’s.

  • What notifications need to be made within the first 8 to 24 hours.

  • Securing scene and equipment

  • What documentation will be needed.


Dean Stoppiello

Dean is has been a volunteer firefighter in Union Beach, NJ 

(Station 3) for 32 years. He has served as Chief of Department in 2006 and 2015. Dean was instrumental in implementing the RIC Team and First responder Program which is very active in Monmouth County. 

Dean is a Deputy Fire Marshal with the Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Office for 23 years. Beginning as a Fire investigators, in 2006 he was moved to Deputy Fire Marsha being part of the Monmouth County Arson Task Force. As a Fire Investigator and Deputy Fire Marshal he has been involved and Lead Investigator on Line Of Duty Deaths (LODD), Firefighter Serious Injury and other major crimes

Dean is also a Career Captain with the Department of Defense, Naval Weapons Station Earle Fire and Emergency Services. He currently serves as Captain on a Truck Company. 

Dean holds many certifications, some of which are IML Level 3, Fire Instructor Level II, Hazmat Incident Commander, International Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) New Jersey Chapter. and  Fire Official #102096 State of New Jersey.

Dean is passionate about being prepared for LODDs and Serious injuries and preventing errors that could lead to serious administrative problems.