We regret to pass on that a 31-year-old Stanhope (Sussex Co, N.J. near NYC) Firefighter died Monday evening during a drill at the Sussex County Public Safety Academy in Frankford.
Edward J. Frenenski, an active member of Stanhope Hose Company No. 1, suffered a medical emergency as he took part in a vehicular extrication drill that involved his entire fire department around 2020 hours.
Firefighter Frenenski was in full gear, including his helmet but not his air pack, when he was practicing a simulation of extricating victims from an automobile.
Frenenski had been an active member of the fire department since 2005 and his father, Edward Frenenski, was a former chief of the fire company and is still an active member.