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USFA: Alabama On-Duty Death

Homewood chief found unresponsive in his office

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief John A. Bresnan, 58, of Homewood Fire and Rescue Service on January 10, 2020.

On Friday, January 10, 2020, Fire Chief John A. Bresnan was found unresponsive in his office at the Homewood Fire and Rescue Service. He was immediately transported to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased from a medical emergency that has yet to be determined.

Tribute is being paid to Chief Bresnan at

To date, three firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 20w0. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.