JFRD Engineer Heath J. O’Shea dies on the job after 20 years of service

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Heath J. O’Shea, a devoted community member, caring father, and wonderful friend, passed away at the age of 44.


Engineer O’Shea suffered a medical emergency while on duty at Fire Station 54 on Friday night. He passed away early on Saturday morning, according to JFRD.

Union President of Jacksonville Association Firefighters Kelly Dobson said, “When you hear something about one of your brothers like this, it sets you back.”

Dobson stated that he had known O’Shea for several years and recalled the day O’Shea was hired into the department.

“Just a very easy-going person who did a great job,” Dobson reflected.

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At station 54, you can see the American flag at half-staff in honor of O’Shea. Dobson says O’Shea will not be forgotten. A picture of him will be hung on the wall.

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