New Jersey's Sussex County Firemen's Association
Celebrating our 98th year
1920 - 2018
Welcome to the New Jersey Sussex County Firemen's Association website....we are comprised of twenty-six (26) volunteer Fire Departments.
SUSSEX COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL
A Place to Honor & Inspire
Since 1934 there have now been 17 line-of-duty deaths in Sussex County for members of public safety. There have been many services for these fallen, and now through hard work and the overwhelming donations received, the Sussex County Public Safety Memorial has become a reality.
The site of the Memorial is on the grounds of the Sussex County Public Safety Training Academy located at 114 Morris Turnpike in Hampton Township.
The Memorial serves as a stark reminder of the dangers faced and the importance of regular training. The three large memorial stones represent the three public safety disciplines of police, fire and EMS. On each stone the names and department of the fallen member is listed under the discipline they were serving when they died in the line of duty. While this is a tribute no one ever wants to have bestowed on them, it is a meaningful way to remember and never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
While the central focus of this Memorial is to honor the sacrifice made by those lost in the line of duty, it is also a place to recognize other responders who have served Sussex County but did not die in the line of duty.
Sadly, the Sussex County Fire Service will have to add the name of Stanhope Firefighter Edward J. "Bear" Frenenski less than a few months after the dedication of this beautiful Memorial. "Bear" was actively training at the Academy with his department on October 23, 2017 when he suffered a cardiac event.