WV Firefighter Suffers Cardiac Arrest at Fire Scene, Dies

A 62-year-old firefighter died after suffering cardiac arrest at the scene of a house fire in Sissonville, West Virginia.

John Appleton, chaplain for the Malden Fire Department, was transported to the hospital but did not survive, according to a WSAZ report (http://bit.ly/17aZAty).

According to Sissonville Assistant Fire Chief Mike Oxley, Appleton was working to pull down some walls on the exterior of the fire structure when he became lightheaded.

For additional details on the incident, visit http://bit.ly/17aZAty.

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of firefighter injury and death in the United States. For more on cardiac issues and firefighting, consider
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