Firefighter Joseph Scott Northup Sr.

Photo of Firefighter Joseph Scott Northup Sr.
Last Call: Thu, Apr 1st, 2004
Date of Incident: Thu, Apr 1st, 2004
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 49


His wife and two sons


At 8:30 A.M., Firefighter Northup and members of his fire department responded to a fire call. Firefighter Northup responded in his personal vehicle, but the call was cancelled by the incident commander prior to reaching the scene.

Firefighter Northup was not feeling well and called his wife to say that he was coming home. Firefighter Northup went to an EMS office complaining of chest pain at approximately 10:00. He was placed on a cardiac monitor, and the results were normal. He was advised by EMS to go to the hospital but refused and said that he would go in if he felt worse later. Just after noon, Firefighter Northup's wife found him unresponsive on the couch at home. EMS was called and found Firefighter Northup without a pulse and not breathing.


Jessamine County Fire District
Jessamine County Fire District Patch
1310 South Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 885-9221
Chief Mike Rupard


There is 1 tribute for Firefighter Joseph Scott Northup Sr.

Firefighter Joseph Scott Northup Sr.
Left by Alice Tate on Friday, June 16th, 2017

Joseph scott northup is a very special man he was there for me when my husband died and i was there for joe