It is with deep regret and sorrow to announce the death of Firefighter Darius Hunt. FF Hunt a 15-year Veteran died on Sunday April 4, 2010 in a tragic motorcycle accident. FF Hunt was married with two children. Visitation and services will be held on Thursday April 8 between the hours of 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Location will be Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium on the Campus of Dwight Morrow High School 274 Knickerbocker Rd
Repast FF Darius Hunt immediately after FD services:
Enlgewood American Legion
151 W Forest Ave
Darius Hunt began his service with the City of Englewood in 1994 as a member of the city’s Department of Public Works. He transferred to the Fire Department in 1995 where he has served as a firefighter for the past 15 years. Firefighter Hunt was a member of the departments Hazardous Material team, Special Operations unit, and the Mid Bergen Hazardous Material team.
During his career FF Hunt received a Unit Citation in 1999 for his actions during tropical Storm Floyd, a Heroism award in 2000 for his rescue of residents trapped by floodwaters during the storm, and a Heroism Award in 2004 for assisting with the rescue of a firefighter who became trapped in a house fire while conducting interior fire suppression operations.
In addition, FF Hunt served in the United States Navy from 1987 until his honorable discharge in 1992. During his term in the Navy he was assigned to the USS Iowa and was cited for bravery during the 1991 explosion and fire which occurred on board the vessel off the coast of Puerto Rico.
“Firefighter Hunt was a dedicated member of the Englewood Fire Department and community, who, on more than one occasion placed himself in extreme danger to rescue city residents and fellow firefighters at emergency incidents. His devotion to his duties, his fellow firefighters, his family, and his friends will be truly missed”.