New Jersey Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack During Live Burn

Kingston firefighter stricken during live fire

Bill Carey
27 June 2021

Recorded by the USFA, 28 June 2011.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, New Jersey – A New Jersey firefighter has died after reportedly suffering a heart attack during training, according to and a fire department social media post.

Kingston Fire Chief John Luck told that Firefighter Dennis B. Shennard suffered a heart attack on Saturday at approximately 10:00 a.m. while firefighters were conducting live fire training at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.

Firefighter Shennard, a firefighter with Kingston Volunteer Fire Company No.1, was treated on the scene and transported to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy where he was pronounced dead.

At the time of reporting, no specific details were provided regarding what Shennard was doing prior to his heart attack.

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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