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Community mourns Essex firefighter Jared Burns

By Town of Essex   

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Jan. 9, 2024, Essex, Ont. – Essex firefighter Jared Burns has died at the age of 42.

Essex Fire and Rescue Services said in a press release that in addition to his role as a loving husband and father, Burns dedicated his time to serve the community since his recruitment in 2021. He demonstrated his passion and dedication to protecting the lives of residents.

“On behalf of Essex Fire and Rescue Services, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jared Burns,” said Fire Chief Jason Pillon. “Jared was a dedicated member of the team who demonstrated strength and bravery to serve our community. He will be deeply missed.”

The town said Burns will forever be remembered for his strength, dedication, and bravery.


Essex Fire is expected to honour Burns with a Firefighter Walkthrough during the Thursday evening visitation, and a funeral procession which will pass by Fire Station 3 on the way to the mass at St. Anthony’s church on Friday morning.

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