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Swift Creek and Cary Fire Department

scfd-carySchondelmayerJon Schondelmayer died yesterday while on duty with the Swift Creek Fire Department. Jon was a Captain with the Cary Fire Department and a Firefighter with the Swift Creek Fire Department. Jon was a dedicated member of both fire departments. The Cary Fire Department and Swift Creek Fire Departments are working jointly on the services for Jon. The service plan info is below.

From United States Fire Administration:

On the morning of December 18, 2013, Firefighter Schondelmayer was working with Swift Creek Fire Department as a firefighter when he begin to feel ill. He communicated to his crew at approximately 1130hrs that he was going to go home to get some medicine and return to the station. His crew became concerned when he left and called him on his cell phone to check to see how he was doing. At the same time, a Swift Creek firefighter was sent to his residence. While on the telephone, Schondelmayer communicated that he did not feel well and needed assistance. When the other Swift Creek firefighter arrived at the residence, he found Firefighter Schondelmayer unresponsive.

Schondelmayer’s fellow responder began rendering medical aid and contacted his company at Swift Creek for assistance. Emergency responders worked for 50 minutes to try to revive Firefighter Schondelmayer but he passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined and reported. Firefighter Schondelmayer was also a Fire Captain with the Cary Fire Department, North Carolina, and had just come off of a busy shift with Cary that included several emergency response runs before beginning duty that day with the Swift Creek Rural Fire Department.

Arrangements for Captain Schondelmayer


Family Visitation and Viewing:

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 5-7 P.M.
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home located at 200 Southeast Maynard Road Cary, NC 27511

Funeral Service:

Monday, December 23, 2013, 2 P.M.
Colonial Baptist Church located at 6051 Tryon Road Cary, NC 27511

Family Visitation and Viewing

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  1. Rev. Eugene W. Moore, Fire Chaplain says:

    Jon Schondelmayer was an outstanding firefighter and displayed compassion for those he served. His faithful service to others was most dedicated to give his best in saving live and limb of everyone he “ran” to help. I send my condolence to John’s family and will continue my prayers for them in these difficult days ahead. I also would be available to stand beside them in any way I am needed to support them and help out.

    “May the Peace of God be with the Schondelmayer family to finding the Grace of knowing God presence is with them. May John Rest in the Peace of God’s supportive love. Amen.”


    Rev. Eugene W. Moore, Fire Chaplain
    Retired Board and Chief of Chaplaincy NCFFF
    Apex Fire Department
    Apex, NC 27502

  2. Robert McSorley Jr says:

    Jon was a great man and one heck of a fireman. I worked with Jon on and off for almost seven years. He was never my full time captain but when I floated out to his station I always had an awesome time learning from him and just shooting the breeze with him about hunting. Jon will be missed but he will NEVER be forgotten. RIP JFS!!

    Lil’ Bob

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