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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: IL

It is with deep sadness and regret that I post a firefighter fatality Line of duty death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter Deputy Chief Mark Johnson. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Hinesdale FD.

Mark Johnson

Rank: Deputy Fire Chief

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 24

Date of Incident: 09/20/2010

Time of Incident: 1630hrs

Date of Death: 09/20/2010

Fire Department:
Hinsdale Fire Department
Address: 121 Symonds Drive, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Fire Department Chief: Mike Kelly
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Deputy Fire Chief Johnson responded to an emergency medical call with fire department units and, after returning to the fire station, collapsed while conducting department mandated physical training. Deputy Fire Chief Johnson was treated by fire department paramedics and other medical personnel, but passed away from a cause still to be reported.

Incident Location: 121 Symonds Drive, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Deputy Fire Chief Mark Johnson, c/o Hinsdale Fire Department, 121 Symonds Drive, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Tribute is being paid to Deputy Fire Chief Mark Johnson at

To date, 59 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 57 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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