1. #51
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Rest in peace brother. Your family and brother firefighters are in in our prayers.

  2. #52
    Firehouse.com Guest


    A sinking feeling runs throughout me every time I hear the news that a fellow firefighter has been lost in the line of duty. The loss is unmeasurable. To know that this has happened so close to home is devastating. James bravely put his life on the line so that others could be saved. A true hero. I am very proud as a firefighter to see the overwhelming support from everyone on his behalf. My heart goes out to the family and friends of James Heenan and the Verga Fire Company.

    [This message has been edited by FireRescue45 (edited 03-26-2001).]

  3. #53
    Ross Johnson
    Firehouse.com Guest


    My thoughts and prayers go out the family and fellow firefighters of James Heenan. It is always sad to learn of one more brother we will not have the privilege of meeting. My condolences to all who knew and worked with firefighter Heenan.

    Gettysburg Fire Department (PA) FF/NREMT-B
    Brookside Engine Company,Div of Mendham Twp Fire Dept(NJ) FF
    Mendham Twp EMS EMT-B
    These views are my own and do not reflect those of these departments

  4. #54
    Firehouse.com Guest


    I had the honor of attending Firefighter I with Jim and didnt know him out side of school but wish his family the best and hope that they are guided by God during these hard times....A fellow Brother sends.....

    Proud member of station 33 Suisun Fire Protection District

  5. #55
    Bill Gustafson
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Our Prayers and condolences are with the family of Firefighter Heenan and the Verga FC. in the loss of their brother, husband and father.

    Bill Gustafson, BC and the members of the Springfield, MO and Nixa, MO Fire Departments.
    Mark Gustafson, FF and the members of the Austin, TX Fire Department

  6. #56
    Firehouse.com Guest


    The all our brothers and sisters in the Verga FC, and to the Family of Firefighter Heenan. We would like to send our deepest condolences. Thank you for being a hero. may the good Lord bless you, your family, and all your brothers and sisters. You will always be in our hearts and prayers.

    Your Brothers and Sisters,
    Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company #1, Fair Haven, N.J.

  7. #57
    Jim Beutel
    Firehouse.com Guest


    God bless Jim Heenan, our fallen brother.

    Jim Beutel
    Colonial Manor Fire Association
    West Deptford Township, NJ

  8. #58
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    Once again, we find ourselves mourning the loss of a brother. To the family, friends and co-workers of brother Jim Heenan please accept our thoughts and prayers. Brother Heenan is in a better place and smiling down on you. He put up a mighty struggle but in the end the Lord wanted him. Please remember that were ever you are he will be with you.

    Michael R. Rehfeld
    Baltimore County, Maryland
    IAFF Local 1311

  9. #59
    Steelman Hiles
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Sincere condolences to the Verga Fire Company and the family of James Heenan.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Steelman Hiles
    Assistant Chief
    Cumberland Vol.Fire Co.
    Maurice River Township

  10. #60
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    He fought one hell of a battle. Unfortunatly he lost this one. From Norwood Fire Co. Delaware County Pa, sorry for the loss of a fellow brother firefighter, and a family man. God Bless everyone!

    This is your brain... Pierce
    This is your Brain on drugs..... E-One

  11. #61
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    On Behalf of Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 in Niagara Falls NY we express our sincere condolences to the Verga Fire Company and the family of James Heenan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Shawn M. Cecula
    Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2

  12. #62
    Firehouse.com Guest


    My thoughts and prayers are with the Heenan family

    Woodbury FD Woodbury, NJ

  13. #63
    Firehouse.com Guest


    As I stand in the somber, lengthly line Wednesday night, I will see Jim in each and every fire fighter's face.As I pass by his casket, I will see every fire fighter's face in Jim.As I pass Jim's wife and children, I will see every fire fighter's spouse and children at their worst time. As I start my shift Thursday morning, I will see Jim in my crew's faces...bringing the reality that we may NOT be right back after the next run, so much closer. Jim told his wife he'd be right back. We need to take care of each other, and come "right back" after that next run.God bless the Heenan family, and our brothers and sisters in West Deptford in something that you'll never be over.

    Ronald R. Taylor Jr. I.A.F.F. Local 3592 Deptford, N.J.

  14. #64
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    On behalf of the Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pa. We would like to extend our deepest Condolences, sorrow and sympathies to the family and friends of Firefighter Jim Heenan and to the Verga Fire Department.

    Firefighter Keith David
    Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro, Pa
    Montgomery County Station 95

  15. #65
    Firehouse.com Guest


    We, at Pine Hill Fire Department, send our deepest sympathy to the family of our brother firefighter. Jim died doing what he loved to do, and will stay within the hearts of us all. He showed us that we never know what we are getting into when we go through that door, and that each breath could be your last. So cherish each minute of your life, and when that siren or pager goes off, make sure you tell your family how much you love them, because you never know which call will be your last.


    Michael A. Kruce, Jr & Christina Redhorn
    Pine Hill Fire Department -- Station 62
    Pine Hill, NJ

  16. #66
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Our deepest sympathy to the family and the brothers and sisters he served his community with. From the Members of IAFF Local 2958 North Plainfield, New Jersey

    Jeffrey Holtz
    President IAFF #2958
    North Plainfield, NJ

  17. #67
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    on behalf of the Intermountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept. in Ramona, CA, I would like to send our sincerest condolences to the Verga Fire Dept. and to the family of FF Heegan. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Capt. Jim King

  18. #68
    Firehouse.com Guest


    My condolences and prayers to the Verga Fire Company and to the family of FF James Heenan

    Lt. Ken Stahl
    Fire Department Mount Joy
    Mount Joy, PA


  19. #69
    Firehouse.com Guest


    My prayers and thoughts are with the family, close friends and fellow crew members of Firefighter Jim Heenan. Even over the 'Water' the pain can be felt. I am sure that he will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure to have met him. He will always be with you in your memories, never let that go.

    Rest in peace Brother.

    Sprinkle (UK)

  20. #70
    Firehouse.com Guest



    "My father was a fireman, he drove a big red truck,
    And when he'd go to work each night, he'd say, "Mother wish me luck".
    Then Dad would not come home again, 'til sometime the next day,
    But the thing that bothered me most, was the things some folks would say.
    A fireman's life is easy, he eats and sleeps and plays,
    And sometimes he don't fight a fire for days and days and days.
    When I first heard these comments, I was too young to understand
    Cause I knew, when people had trouble Dad was there to lend a hand.
    Then my father went to work one day and kissed us all good-bye,
    But little did we realize, that night, we all would cry.
    My father gave his life that night, when the floor gave way below,
    And I wondered why he'd risk his life, for someone he didn't know.
    But now I realize, the greatest gift a man could give,
    Is to lay his life upon the line, so that someone else may live.
    So as we go from day to day, and we pray to God above,
    Say a prayer for your local fireman, he may save the one you love."

    RIP Jim Heenan

    To the family & friends of Jim Heenan,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you!
    From A Firefighter's Loved One

  21. #71
    Marty Mayes
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Fellow brothers and families of the Verga Fire Department. Please accecpt our humble condolences in your time of grief. His battle now complete he will rest at a peaceful station. We shall honor him in our daily thoughts and prayers with our own fallen brothers.

    The brothers of,
    River Oaks Fire
    River Oaks,TX.

  22. #72
    Firehouse.com Guest


    To our brothers and sisters at Verga Fire Dept - Our deepest sympathy. Jim Heenan made the "Ultimate Sacrifice".
    It was once said of the United States Marine Corps that "Uncommon valor was a common virtue". The same applies in our world of firefighting. Heroes like Jim Heenan put their lives on the line without the blink of an eye. Some people go through life wondering if they have made a difference - Jim did not have that problem.

    Lindenwold Fire Co.#1
    Asst Chief DeLucca
    Lt DeLucca

  23. #73
    Firehouse.com Guest


    As a volunteer firefighter myself, we all risk our lives to save the lives of others. There are the times when we are injured or killed while fighting a fire-- It is the ultimate sacrifice when we choose to be firefighters! It was said back at the Worcester Firefighters Memorial: Heroes are not those who hit home runs or score touchdowns but those people in your own neighborhood. It may be a next door neighbor or an immediate family member who may be a firefighter.
    My sympathies to you and all the people associated with the Verga Fire Department as you deal with this tragic loss. Be assured that we will keep your department in our prayers and thoughts. WE COME TOGETHER TO REMEMBER A FALLEN BROTHER FIREFIGHTER.....

    Bill Bohmer-Volunteer Firefighter
    Burlington Township Fire Department

  24. #74
    Firehouse.com Guest


    To the family and friends, brothers and sisters of Jim Heenan, my most heartfelt condolences on the passing of a real-life hero. His dedication serves as an example to us all.

  25. #75
    Firehouse.com Guest


    On behalf of the West Cape May FD I would like to extend my condolences. I just came from the services for fallen fighter Heenan, it was a beautiful display of respect for a man who paid the ultimate sacrafice. As this was my first firefighter funeral there were many mixed emotions felt, but the one that sticks out most is that I hope I never have to go to another. May Jim rest in peace and may the persons he left behind heal.

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