Tinneny has served as a member of the Blaney Fire Department, Elgin,
South Carolina since June 2001. He remains extremely active with
that department responding to fires, medical emergencies and traffic
accidents in and around his community. Matt is the son of Richard J.
Tinneny of Philadelphia and his wife Lee. M. Havens of Westhampton
Beach, Long Island, New York and the great-great-grandson of
Pat Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.