It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 21st Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain George D. Barnas has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Wallington Fire Department and Jersey City Fire.
Gregory D. Barnas
Years of Service: 40
Years of Service: 29 with Jersey City
Date of Incident: 02/28/2014
Time of Incident: 0130hrs
Date of Death: 02/28/2014
Fire Department: Wallington Fire Department
Address: 54 Union BLVD, Wallington, NJ 07057
Fire Department Chief: Jacob Hrywniak
Incident Description: Firefighter Barnas died of injuries sustained when he fell from the roof of a burning commercial structure (restaurant) while, according to reports, he was working to ventilate the building. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.
Incident Location: 457 Patterson Ave, Wallington, NJ, 07057
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gregory D. Barnas at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 21 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...