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Monday, December 9, 2013

USFA: West Virginia Fire Chief LODD: On-Duty Death 12.07.2013

On December 7, 2013 at 0530hrs, after responding to the fire station for the report of a motor vehicle accident, Fire Chief Charles A. Pierson suffered a medical emergency and collapsed while boarding the first due apparatus. Although fellow responders came to his aid, Chief Pierson passed away in the fire station from a nature of injury still to be reported.

Our condolences to the Pierson Famiily & Friends, the Southern Jackson County Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected Fire Chief Russell Gow's passing.
To date, 93  firefighter fatalities 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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