It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 77th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Paramedic Mark Zielinski has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Matteson Fire Department.
Years of Service: 13
Date of Incident: 12/04/2015
Time of Incident: 1445hrs
Date of Death: 12/04/2015
Fire Department: Matteson Fire Department
Address: 3445 211 ST, Matteson, IL 60443-2521
Fire Department Chief: Chris Schwalbe
Incident Description: Firefighter/Paramedic Zielinski responded to a medical incident for a male who was in cardiac arrest at a local retail store. While performing CPR on the patient, Firefighter/Paramedic Zielinski suffered a medical emergency. A second ambulance was summoned and Firefighter/Paramedic Zielinski was taken to Franciscan St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields where, despite all efforts, Zielinski passed away from a reported cardiac related injury.
Incident Location: 21410 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Zielinski at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 77 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...