J. B. Hutton, Jr.

Assistant Chief Hutton responded to a wildland fire with members of his fire department. The fire was nearly extinguished when Assistant Chief Hutton bent over to move a hose line. He collapsed and was found by other firefighters to be unconscious.

Firefighters called for an ambulance and Assistant Chief Hutton was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his heart attack.

Incident Location: Hwy 165 South near Pine Tree Boat Landing, Lake Wallace (U.S. National Grid: 15S XT 4442 0365)

Department Information

Dermott Volunteer Fire Department
115 E Peddicord ST
U.S. National Grid: 15S XT 4545 1074
Dermott, Arkansas 71638

Chief: Morris Parker

J. B. Hutton, Jr. was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 77 
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Oct 1, 2014 14:30
Date of Death: Oct 1, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property