Gregory “Barney” D Barnas, Firefighter

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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: February 28, 2014 01:30
Date of death: February 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