November 18, 2008
Members of the Stone Park Fire Department and the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District are mourning the death of firefighter/paramedic 37-year-old Steve Kline.
Kline, known as "Tiny," died Tuesday morning. He was on duty at the Stone Park, Ill. fire house when he became ill. He was transported by ambulance to Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park where he was pronounced dead as short time later.
Kline was well known throughout the area as well as the state for his work in the fire service.
Funeral services are still pending.
The Cook County medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy today.
Note to readers: I knew this Guy, and taught him in a couple of classes. He was a very good guy and will be missed.
Hey, I am enjoying retirement; I do not miss getting up in the middle of the night for auto alarms. Do miss the excitement of fire incidents though. On the verge of getting a part time job to get me out of the house some. Stay sharp and safe.
Steve we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on page 3 of groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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