Gregory “Barney” D Barnas

Firefighter Barnas suffered a heart attack and fell from the roof while performing ventilation duties on the roof of a burning restaurant. He was treated at the scene and while enroute to the hospital but did not survive. Firefighter Barnas had also served as a Fire Captain with the Jersey City Fire Department.

Incident Location: 457 Patterson Ave, Wallington, NJ, 07057 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 7551 2165)

Department Information

Wallington Fire Department
54 Union BLVD
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 7462 2283
Wallington, New Jersey 07057

Chief: Jacob Hrywniak

Gregory “Barney” D Barnas was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 57 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Feb 28, 2014 01:30
Date of death: Feb 28, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Ventilation 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Store/Office