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

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

Rank: Captain
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 40

Rank: Captain
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Status: Career
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

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

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