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John A. Bresnan


Chief Bresnan reported for work on Jan. 10, 2020, and was preparing for a meeting.

When he did not arrive for the meeting as scheduled, he was found unconscious and unresponsive in his office. He was treated and immediately transported to a local medical center where he was pronounced deceased. His death was caused by a heart attack.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
John A. Bresnan was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Homewood Fire and Rescue Service
2850 19th Street, S
Homewood, Alabama 35209

Chief: TBD

Age: 58
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 10, 2020 11:30
Date of death: January 10, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: September 01, 2021