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Clayton fire chief, town manager dies from fall at station

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Clayton fire chief, town manager dies from fall at station
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Clayton Fire Company Chief and Clayton Town Manager John M. Pridemore died Tuesday from injuries suffered from a Monda, the department announced. Pridemore was cleaning fire equipment.

Pridemore joined the Clayton Fire Company in January 1991 and held many positions before becoming chief in 2021

He also served as the president of the Kent County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association in 2013 and served in the Delaware National Guard as a military police officer.

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Pridemore is survived by his wife Kimberly and his daughter Amanda.

Pridemore was employed by the Town of Clayton as the Town Manager.

The Clayton Fire Company has been placed out of service until the services have been completed and the fire district will be covered by fire companies in Delaware and Maryland giving the Clayton members time to decompress and prepare for service, according to a release.

Details of his services at this time are not complete and will be sent once confirmed.

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