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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CA

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 4th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Engineer Greg Hennessey has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Orange County Fire Authority.

Greg Hennessey

Rank: Fire Engineer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 24 years

Date of Incident: 01/20/2014
Time of Incident: 0940hrs
Date of Death: 01/20/2014

Fire Department: Orange County Fire Authority, Fire Station No. 45
Address: 30131 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
Fire Department Chief: Keith Richter

Incident Description: During his shift, Fire Engineer Hennessey was found by his colleagues in cardiac arrest at the Orange County Fire Authority, Fire Station No. 45. The colleagues immediately began lifesaving operations and transported Hennessey to Mission Hospital, where he was pronounced dead approximately 40 minutes later.

Incident Location: Orange County Fire Authority, Fire Station No. 45, 30131 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

Tribute is being paid to Fire Engineer Greg Hennessey at

To date, four firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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