By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A long-time firefighter in Montgomery County suffered a heart attack and died in the line of duty earlier this week.

John Moran, Sr. died Tuesday. The 71-year-old had been with the Perkiomen Fire Company for 53 years, including almost 20 years as chief.

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Moran had answered two calls with the fire company in the 24 hours before his death.

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Monday, he called 9-1-1 from Pennypacker Mills saying he wasn’t feeling well. He collapsed a short time later and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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Services will be held starting 9 a.m. Saturday morning at St. Eleanor’s in Collegeville.