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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: WV

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 93rd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief Charles Pierson has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Southern Jackson Volunteer Fire Department.

Charles A. Pierson


Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 76
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 53

Date of Incident: 12/07/2013
Time of Incident: 0503hrs
Date of Death: 12/07/2013

Fire Department: Southern Jackson County Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 125, CR 21 and Pleasant Valley RD, Kenna, WV 25248
Fire Department Chief: Acting Fire Chief Lori Pierson

Incident Description: After responding to the fire station for the report of a motor vehicle accident, Chief 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.

Incident Location: CR 21 and Pleasant Valley RD, Kenna, WV 25248

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Charles A. Pierson at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 93 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...

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