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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

USFA: West Virginia Firefighter/Chaplain LODD: On-Duty Death 06.24.2013

Firefighter/Chaplain John Applton, 62, of the Malden Volunteer Fire Department, West Virginia on June 24, 2013 at 1500hrs., died after collapsing on the job Monday afternoon. Firefighter/Chaplain John T. Appleton was helping fight a fire at a house on Happy Hollow Road in Sissonville when he collapsed. Firefighter/Chaplain John Appleton went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. Firefighter/Chaplain Appleton had been with the department for seven years and also served as a pastor at the Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church in Malden. The family who lived at the mobile home was not there when fire broke out.

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Our condolences to the Appleton Family & Friends, the Malden Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter/Chaplain John Appeton's passing. 

To date, 43 firefighter fatality have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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