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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 65th Line Of Duty Deaths for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Ex-Fire Chief Sean M. Benson Sr. 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 Paramus Fire Department.

Sean M. Benson

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 32

Date of Incident: 09/23/2015
Time of Incident: 1427hrs
Date of Death: 09/23/2015

Fire Department: Paramus Fire Department
Address: 1 Jockish Square, Paramus NJ 07652
Fire Department Chief: Craig Burrows

Incident Description: Firefighter and Ex-Fire Chief Benson was found unresponsive at home several hours after responding with Paramus Fire Department, Company 2, to a local restaurant for a fire alarm activation. Firefighter Benson was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Ex-Fire Chief Shean M. Benson at

To date, 65 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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