It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 43rd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chaplain, John Appleton has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the Malden Volunteer Fire Department.
John T. Appleton
Years of Service: 7
Date of Incident: 06/24/2013
Time of Incident: 1420hrs
Date of Death: 06/24/2013
Fire Department: Malden Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 3924 Malden DR, Charleston, WV 25306
Fire Department Chief: William L. Peterson
Incident Description: While conducting exterior operations with other firefighters at a residential structure fire on Happy Hollow Road in Sissonville, Firefighter Appleton suffered a medical emergency. Appleton reportedly went into cardiac arrest and was treated at the scene then transported to the hospital but passed away from his injury.
Incident Location: 6 Happy Hollow Road, Sissonville, WV
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Chaplain John T. Appleton at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 43 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...