Edward Frenenski was a proud member of Stanhope Hose Co. No. 1. He was dedicated to the fire service his entire life. Eddie passed away as a result of a medical emergency that occurred on October 23, 2017, while training at the Sussex County Fire Academy. He was 31 years old and known to his friends and fellow firefighters as “Bear.”
As an active member of the fire department he participated in all events, both firematic and social. Eddie faithfully attended Monday night work drills and monthly department meetings. He always looked forward to participating in training classes at the fire academy to increase his knowledge and skills. Eddie was also a life member of the Sussex County Firefighters’ Association.
He regularly attended annual events that the department participated in, such as Stanhope Day, the annual Santa Run, and the town Halloween parade. He enjoyed visiting local schools during Fire Prevention Week to give fire prevention classes and equipment demonstrations. He stopped by the firehouse every Friday night after work to play darts with his friends.
Eddie is the son of Donna and Edward Frenenski and a lifelong resident of Stanhope, New Jersey. He has a younger brother, Andrew, from Austin, Texas. His father is an ex-chief and remains an active member of Stanhope Hose Co. No.1. His mother is a past president of the ladies’ auxiliary.
Eddie was a fan of the New York Yankees and the Miami Dolphins. He was an avid follower of the WWE and attended several Wrestlemania events.