John J. Wayman Sr.

Chief Wayman and the members of his fire department responded to a truck/train crash on December 14, 2013. Within 24 hours of that response, Chief Wayman suffered a fatal heart attack.

Incident Location: Netcher Road Railroad Crossing (USNG: 17T NG 2536 2054)

Department Information

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department
98 E Jefferson ST
USNG: 17T NG 1956 2075
Jefferson, Ohio 44047

Chief: Assistant Chief Tom Latchey

John J. Wayman Sr. 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: 69 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Dec 14, 2013 11:40
Date of death: Dec 15, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: