USFA: Ohio On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Chief John J. Wayman Sr., 69, of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department on December 15, 2013.

Fire Chief Wayman passed away from an apparent heart attack within 24 hours of working with his fire department at the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and train at a railroad crossing.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief John J. Wayman Sr. at
To date, 98 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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

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