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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 87th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter James Woods 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 Jersey City Fire Department.

James Woods

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 15

Date of Incident: 12/25/2014
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 12/26/2014

Fire Department: Jersey City Fire Department
Address: 465 Marin BLVD, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2111
Fire Department Chief: Darren Rivers

Incident Description: Firefighter Woods passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined within 24 hours of responding to an emergency response call.

Incident Location: North Bergen, NJ

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter James Woods at

To date, 87 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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