Paramus (NJ) Firefighter Dies After Response

A 50-year-old firefighter and former fire chief died following a response to an activated alarm.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Paramus (NJ) firefighter and ex-fire chief Sean M. 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 on September 23. Firefighter Benson was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

He had 32 years of service.

CORRECTION: The fallen firefighter’s name was incorrectly written as “Shawn.”

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