John T. Appleton

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 (USNG: 17S MC 4281 6045)

Department Information

Malden Volunteer Fire Department
3924 Malden DR
USNG: 17S MC 5133 3937
Charleston, West Virginia 25306

Chief: William L. Peterson

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 62 
Rank: Firefighter/Chaplain 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2013 14:20
Date of Death: Jun 24, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type:  
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential 
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