NUTLEY, NJ-- Sunday, September 22 is the 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley to honor the memory of Firefighter/EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III. 

The run will start at Krank Systems Gym, who will be splitting the proceeds from the race in his honor between Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad and Manasquan Fire Department, where he served as firefighter. Pre registration is $25.00 and registration on the day of is $40.00.

Manasquan Firefighter and Chief Engineer Daniel Patrick McCann III died in the line of duty on his 51st birthday, September 16, 2016. He was one of New Jersey’s finest and bravest.

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Becoming a firefighter was Danny's goal throughout his childhood and, when presented the opportunity, he began a volunteer firefighter position in Manasquan that lasted for 27 years. Volunteering for several decades, Danny selflessly gave his time and expertise as an Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter of several towns in New Jersey, including Nutley and Manasquan. His first post as a volunteer EMT began when he was only 18, and his selfless passion drove him to help people during some of life's most frightening moments. He lived what many preach, truly making the world a better place by his actions.


"Becoming a first responder was Danny’s childhood dream. I am so blessed to call him my brother," said Mary Beth McCann, Danny's sister and organizer of the event.

Pete Isip, the owner of Krank Systems Gym in Nutley, has thrown tremendous support behind the event.  "It’s our opportunity to remember a special man who is gone too soon. It’s a perfect family event for all ages. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 22."

Anyone interested in registering can click the link and follow the instructions