USFA On-Duty Death: New Jersey

United States Fire Administration
28 June 2021

EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the on-duty death of Firefighter Dennis B. Shennard, 70, of Kingston Volunteer Fire Company No.1, on June 26, 2021.

Firefighter Dennis Shennard went into cardiac arrest during live burn training at the Middlesex County Fire Academy. Shennard received immediate treatment at the scene by fellow firefighters and the Kendall Park First Aid Squad. Shennard was then transported to Raritan Bay Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival.

Age:       70

Rank:     Firefighter

Classification:    Volunteer

Incident date:    June 26, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Date of death:   June 26, 2021

Cause of death:                Stress/Overexertion

Nature of death:              Heart Attack

Activity type:      Not On Scene

Emergency duty:              No

Duty type:           Training

Fixed property use:         N/A

The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 51.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

New Jersey Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack
During Live Burn

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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