For Immediate Release:

August 26, 2023


Derek Sands

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III releases the following statement on the passing of Bergen County Fire Marshal Bryan Hennig:


On behalf of the County of Bergen, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of County Fire Marshal Bryan Hennig, a dedicated public servant and a cherished member of our community.

Bryan Hennig's journey of service began with his role as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Lyndhurst where he proudly served as Chief. It was during this time that I first came to know Bryan, as he tirelessly dedicated himself to the safety and well-being of his community.

Bryan Hennig's unwavering commitment to Bergen County spanned nearly two decades. For 18 years, Chief Hennig played a pivotal role at the Law and Public Safety Institute. He started as a fire instructor, molding the next generation of firefighters with his knowledge and passion. After being elected County Executive, I had the pleasure of working closely with Chief Hennig and promoted him to the role of County Fire Marshal, where he served for his final nine years with the same unwavering dedication.

But Bryan was more than just a colleague; he was a dear friend to everyone in the fire service. His influence reached beyond the professional realm, leaving an indelible mark on the careers and lives of those he touched.

Today, as we mourn his passing, we recognize the profound loss felt by his loved ones, his fire family, and the entire Bergen County community. Bryan Hennig's legacy of service, his camaraderie, and his unwavering dedication will forever remain in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear friend.

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