John Liming Shoup

While working at the scene of a structure fire on March 6, 2015, Firefighter Shoup complained to other firefighters that he wasn’t feeling well and departed for home. Shoup was later taken by his wife to the hospital where he was treated for a heart attack and his condition stabilized. Subsequently, Firefighter Shoup was transferred to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where he succumbed to his condition on March 15, 2015.

Incident Location: Little Egypt Road and Norton Road (U.S. National Grid: 16S CD 0250 6036)

Department Information

Ashland Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 246, 15870 Boundary Drive
U.S. National Grid: 16S BD 9978 5618
Ashland, Mississippi 38603

Chief: Chris Shoup

John Liming Shoup 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: 38 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Mar 6, 2015 22:00
Date of death: Mar 15, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Scene Safety 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential