IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Frank Fouts
Agency Kankakee Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 10/29/1972
Date of Death 7/1/2010
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Bourbonnais
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/1/2010 13:0
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On July 1, 2010, Lieutenant Frank William Fouts V of the Kankakee Fire Department died in the line of duty.

Fouts worked a 24-hour shift that ended at 7AM on July 1, and six hours later he collapsed from a fatal heart attack while at his home in Bourbonnais. He had responded to three incidents, including one medical call and two fire suppression alarms, during his last 24-hour shift.

Funeral services for Fouts were held at St. Joseph Church in Bradley on July 6, and he was survived by his widow and two children. Hundreds of firefighters from throughout the United States participated in the funeral procession.

A member of the Kankakee Fire Department for twelve years, Fouts had authored a paramedic’s manual for the department.


Lee Provost, “Kankakee: Veteran firefighter Fouts found dead,” Daily Journal, July 2, 2010.

Obituary of Frank Fouts, Daily Journal, July 3, 2010.

Dimitrios Kalantzis, “Kankakee: Hundreds remember Lt. Frank Fouts,” Daily Journal, July 6, 2010.

Dimitrios Kalantzis, “Kankakee: Frank Fouts wrote book on emergency medical procedures,” Daily Journal, July 6, 2010.

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