James Joseph Woods, II

Firefighter Woods and the members of his engine company ran several calls during the night shift December 24-25, 2014. The last incident involved extended CPR by Firefighter Woods and concluded at 0607hrs. Firefighter Woods went off-duty shortly thereafter.

Later in the day, Firefighter Woods was visiting family and told others that he was tired. He laid down to rest and was discovered deceased due to a heart attack.

Incident Location: North Bergen (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 834 175)

Department Information

Jersey City Fire Department
465 Marin BLVD
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8102 0879
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302-2111

Chief: Darren Rivers

James Joseph Woods, II 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: 44 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Dec 25, 2014 
Date of death: Dec 26, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: