- Paterson Fire Department
- New Jersey
- Age: 46
- Year of Death: 1941
Firefighter Charles A. McBennett of Engine Company 1, a 20 year Paterson Fire Department veteran suffered a heart attack while fighting a Main Street fire on May 3, 1941. He was hospitalized and passed away 4 weeks later on May 28, 1941.
This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.