HAMMONTON — Firefighter John Warren Jr., 70, who suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire Feb. 14, was released from a rehabilitation center Monday, the Fire Department said on its Facebook page.

Fellow firefighters escorted Warren back to the fire station on the White Horse Pike, with assistance from the Police Department, the post said.

Warren had been transferred to the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation on March 2 from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Galloway Township, where he had been admitted in critical condition.

Warren had the heart attack while providing water supply assistance to interior firefighters at a structure fire on the 200 block of Union Road.

At the scene, fellow firefighters provided CPR to Warren until AtlantiCare emergency medical technicians arrived and took over, the post said. They also continued to fight the fire.

Warren, treasurer for the Hammonton Independent Volunteer Fire Company Station 2, has served the department more than 40 years, the post said.

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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