Mississippi Firefighter Dies After Heart Attack

A Mississippi firefighter has died after suffering a heart attack after a fire call.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reported that Ashland Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter John L. Shoup, 38, was working at the scene of a structure fire on March 7, 2015, when he complained to other firefighters that he wasn’t feeling well and departed for home.

Several hours after returning home, Shoup was 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 injury on March 15, 2015.

Shoup had 20 years of service, according to the USFA.


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