11/25/11 205 W - + 6 - 1 UPDATE: Hot Springs Firefighter Dies After Search

Captain Johnny Norton of the Hot Springs Fire Department in Madison County died on Thursday, November 24. He was 56 years old and an active member of the department for the last 37 years. He also worked as a crew member for the North Carolina Forest Service for many years. Captain Norton had responded to a search on the Appalachian Trail in the Hot Springs area on November 21, where he assisted in locating a missing hiker. He experienced chest pains at his residence the next day, and was transported Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. He passed away two days later

Funeral Arrangements


Sources: FireNews.net, North Carolina State Firemen's Association.

WLOS video story about Sunday’s funeral. Some 500 people attended. http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_..

Here’s his obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen..

Survived by wife and two sons, one of whom is the Hot Springs Fire Chief. Rest in peace.
Legeros - 11/28/11 - 20:34

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