James T. Heenan

3/27/63 – 3/25/01

Jimmy Heenan was born in Philadelphia and moved with his family to Verga when he was about 8 years old. He went through the West Deptford school system‚ graduating from West Deptford High School in 1981.

He completed training at Gloucester County Vocational School in Diesel and Auto Mechanical Studies. He worked as a dredge operator for ‘Weeks Dredging.’ Jim also attended Camden County College‚ taking many courses relating to firefighting.

Jim became involved in his teen years as a Junior Firefighter with the Verga Fire Company. He served in various offices in the company: Lieutenant‚ Captain‚ and Assistant Chief. He also helped with the Ambulance Squad at Verga. He was recognized in 1983 by the VFW for working with the Ambulance Squad.

Jim met his Patty at the fire hall. They were married in 1984. They had two sons‚ Jimmy‚ 17‚ and Mike‚ 15.