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.”