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
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...