John Chester

Several hours after answering an emergency response call during his normally scheduled shift, Battalion Chief John Chester passed away while at home of a yet to be determined cause.

Department Information

Whitfield County Fire Department
410 North Park Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720

Chief: Edward O'Brien

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

Age: 56 
Rank: Battalion Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: May 18, 2017 00:42
Date of death: May 18, 2017 
Cause of death: Unknown 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: