Phoenix Fire Foundation

Hugh B. Henley

1928 - 1967
Fire Fighter
Phoenix Fire, Engine 22, A-Shift
About Hugh B. Henley

Last Alarm: Tuesday June 13th 1967, at Fire Station 22.
Died: Tuesday June 13th 1967
Age: 39 years old
Served for: 7 years
Cause: Cardiac Arrest (LODD II pending)

‘Hoseman’/ Firefighter Hugh Henley with Engine 22, was well into his shift at Fire Station 22 and had run several calls. He was not feeling well, and ultimately suffered cardiac arrest in the parking lot of the fire station, where his crew worked on him. He died at St Joseph’s Hospital.

Hugh was born October 4, 1928 in Colorado, going on to serve in the United States Navy during World War II, and later joined the  former South Phoenix Fire Department from 1957-1960.

Hugh was survived by his wife and children and we believe there may be a son still living today. Following his Department funeral, he was buried at Resthaven South Cemetery in south Phoenix. His grave is marked with a red cross during the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorials each January.

Resthaven East Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave 85042.
Section Q, Block 22, Lot 3, Space 4.
(NE of old office, east side of oleanders, about 80+ feet north)