Charles A. Pierson

Chief Pierson and the members of his fire department were dispatched to a rollover vehicle crash in their community. Firefighters had responded in an engine and a rescue vehicle. Chief Pierson responded to the fire station and was at the wheel of a rescue vehicle when he suffered a heart attack. He was treated and transported to a local hospital but did not survive.

Incident Location: CR 21 and Pleasant Valley RD, Kenna, WV 25248 (USNG: 17S MC 4212 8249)

Department Information

Southern Jackson County Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 125, CR 21 and Pleasant Valley RD
USNG: 17S MC 4212 8249
Kenna, West Virginia 25248

Chief: Acting Fire Chief Lori Pierson

Charles A. Pierson 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: 76 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Dec 7, 2013 05:03
Date of death: Dec 7, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Responding 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: